Claudio Monteverdi (15671643)

L'incoronazione di Poppea

Opera regia with a prologue and three acts
Bärenreiter Urtext

for: Voices, string orchestra, basso continuo

Score (Urtext edition)

Item no.692997
Author/ComposerClaudio Monteverdi
TextGiovanni Francesco Busenello
EditorHendrik Schulze
Scope303 pages; 24.3 × 31 cm
Year of origin1642
Release year2017
Producer No.BA 8792
116.00 €
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (Germany )
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L’incoronazione di Poppea, Claudio Monteverdi’s final opera, had a formative impact on the evolution of this genre. Yet its convoluted source situation makes it one of music history’s great enigmas. There are practically no references to the original version that Monteverdi performed in Venice in 1643, as the score has not survived.

To celebrate the 450th anniversary of Monteverdi’s birth, this operatic masterpiece is appearing in an edition close to the presumed original. The new edition is based on the score prepared in Venice and found among the possessions of Francesco Cavalli.

This scholarly edition came about due to a remarkable project at the University of North Texas; it was compiled and edited by Hendrik Schulze and his students on the basis of the latest research findings concerning source evaluation, performance practice and the historical context.

  • Detailed Introduction to questions regarding sources and interpretation (Eng/Ger)
  • Extensive critical apparatus (Eng)
  • Libretto edited by Nicola Badolato with text translations (Ital/Eng/Ger)
  • Appendix with alternative readings from the Naples source

Instrumentation: 6S-solo,Mez-solo,2A-solo,2T-solo,2B-solo / Str(2V,Va ad lib.) - Bc


  • Ensemble / Besetzung
  • Introduction
  • Einleitung
  • Index of Scenes / Szenenverzeichnis
  • L'incoronazione di Poppea. Opera regia in einem Prolog und drei Akten:
  • Prologo
  • Atto primo
  • Atto secondo
  • Atto terzo
  • Appendix A: Hinzugefügte Passagen und Szenen aus der Partitur Neapel
  • Appendix B: Sinfonia und Ritornelli aus der Partitur Neapel
  • Libretto
  • Faksimiles
  • Critical Report