Agrippina wants her rotten son to be the emperor of Rome. What's a mother to do? She promises anything to everyone standing in her way: Nero himself, an ambitious courtesan, a general, a couple of fawning sycophants, and half the Roman Senate. Also her husband, current emperor Claudius. The numbers are staggering. No, really. Handel's music soars. Come delight in his fresh musical invention and some crazy, hothouse humanity.