Skullduggery in imperial Rome, by way of George Frideric Handel. As the titular viper, mother of the notorious Nero, Joyce DiDonato is sure to deliver elecetricity and iridescence. The production, by the red-hot Barrie Kosky, is likely to take some wild leaps of fancy, with unforeseeable consequences. —M.G.
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