AgrippinaMusic CD - 2011 | Italian
Composed in 1709, Agrippina is an opera seria in three acts on a libretto by Cardinal Vincenzo Grimani. The opera tells the story of Agrippina, the mother of Nero, as she plots the downfall of the Roman Emperor Claudius and the installation of her son as emperor. Grimani's libretto, considered one of the best that Handel set, is full of topical political allusions. Some believe that it reflects the rivalry between Grimani and Pope Clement XI. Jacobs performs the work in its original version.
Publisher: Arles : Harmonia Mundi, 
Copyright Date: ℗2011
Characteristics: 3 sound discs in 2 conts : digital ; 4 3/4 in.