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Anne Boleyn is portrayed as a significant force in the political and religious in-fighting at court and a furtherer of the cause of Protestantism in her enthusiasm for the Tyndale Bible. [53] One of the first operas to use historical events and people is Claudio Monteverdi 's L'incoronazione di Poppea, which was first performed in Venice during the 1643 carnival season. it describes how Poppaea, mistress of the Roman emperor Nero, is able to achieve her ambition and be crowned empress.

Pages: 40

Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing (June 1, 2006)

ISBN: 0761421629

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