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Production Team:

Theo Popov ’11 – composer, producer
David Kellett – director
Veronica Shi ’11 – librettist, translator, historian
Mariah Min ’10 – librettist
Tim Keeler ’11 – conductor and music director
Flannery Cunningham ’13 – assistant music director
Taotao Liu ’09 – rehearsal pianist and vocal coach
Izzy Kasdin ’14 – stage manager and production manager
Kerry Brodie ’12 – costumes
Emi Nakamura – publicity chair
Vladimir Costescu '13 – web designer


Matthew Walsh’12 (Nero) Erin Winker (Agrippina)
Lieve Hendren’12 (Poppaea) Katie Dubbs’14 (Epicharis)
Kevin Zhu’12 (Seneca) Allegra Wiprud’14 (Poppaea Understudy, Chorus)
Stephen Daniel (Petronius) Katie Buzard’14 (Agrippina Understudy, Chorus)
Saumitra Sahi’13 (Tigellinus)



Ben Arar’13 Allegra Wiprud’14
Beth Wesche’12 Betina Evancha’11
Clayton Greenberg’13 Dina Murokh’14
Colleen Judge’11 Katie Buzard’14
Gaby Stember-Young Sarah Cooper’13
Maia Ten Brink’13 Tanyaradzwa Tawengwa'14


Members of the Bellydane troup Raks Odalisque: Jacquie Nesbit’12, Sarah McKay Strobel’11, Leyla Aliyeva’12 and Anna Lorentz'12


Tim Keeler’11 (conductor)
Vijay Ramani’12 (flute)
Jonathan Tu GS (clarinet)
Nick Crowell’14 (trumpet)
Peyton Cline’13 (trombone)
Melody Lindsay’13 (harp)
Karis Schneider’13 (percussion)
Kevin Laskey’13 (percussion)
Ellie Rizzo’13 (violin I)
Laura Hildebrand’14 (violin II)
Tien Chen’14 (viola)
Sonya Chao’11 (violoncello)
Flora Thompson DeVeaux’13 (double bass)
Taotao Liu’09 (rehearsal pianist)


The production team is deeply grateful to the Princeton Departments of Music and Classics, the Lewis Center for the Arts and The Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies for their financial and creative support. Special thanks to Professors Steve Mackey, Edward Champlin, Paul Muldoon, and Peter Westergaard for the artistic advice on different aspects of the opera.