The music is based on Claude Monteverdi´s opera of the same name.
L'incoronazione di Poppea (The Coronation of Poppea) is an Italian baroque opera first performed in Venice during the 1642–43 carnival season. The music, attributed to Claudio Monteverdi, is a setting of a libretto by Giovanni Francesco Busenello. One of the first operas to use historical events and people rather than classical mythology, it adapts incidents from the writings of Tacitus, Suetonius and others to recount how Poppea, mistress of the Roman emperor Nerone (Nero), is able to achieve her ambition and be crowned empress. The opera was revived in Naples in 1651, but was then neglected until the rediscovery of the score in 1888, after which it became the subject of scholarly attention in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Since the 1960s, the opera has been performed and recorded many times. (Wikipedia).
released June 16, 2012
Commissioned by Ingun Bjørnsgaard Prosjekt.
Produced by Geir Jenssen.
Mixed by Chevalier de Ballibari.
Painting: 16th century, unknown painter of the Fontainebleu School.
Thanks to Ingun Bjørnsgaard, Thomas Björk, Kirre Arneberg, Lone Torvik, Erik Rulin, Mattias Ekholm, Ida Wigdel, and Aleksandra Sende.
Special thanks to Akira Rabelais for his Argeïphontes Lyre software.