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Ancient Arias

Opens April 25
Treachery, seduction and murder underscore Opera Atelier’s latest production, The Coronation of Poppea. Claudio Monteverdi’s final and most lavish opera chronicles the infamous—and true—story of Nero’s ruthless mistress, sung by stunning soprano Peggy Kriha Dye, who resorts to any means necessary to become Empress of the Roman Empire. The illustrious Tafelmusik Orchestra performs the lush, baroque score of a harrowing tale of love and deceit, which is complimented with melodious arias, extravagant costumes and intricate dramatic sets. Elgin Theatre, 7:30 p.m., Sunday 1:30 p.m., $30 to $135; call 416-872-5555 to purchase.

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