The reign of Roman emperor Nero is glimpsed in this visually powerful revival of the final opera composed by Monteverdi. This version of the 1642 work mounted by Het Muziektheater Amsterdam includes memorable leading performances by Cynthia Haymon and Ning Liang; the production is conducted by Christophe Rousset. 3 2/3 hrs. total on two discs. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: Italian DTS 5.1, Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Spanish; photo gallery. In Italian with English subtitles.