Riccardo I, ré d'Inghilterra, HWV 23 (Handel, George Frideric)

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PMLP44853-HG Band 74.pdf
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Friedrich Chrysander (1826–1901)

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Georg Friedrich Händels Werke. Band 74.
Leipzig: Deutsche Händelgesellschaft, 1877. Plate H.W. 74.

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Work Title Riccardo Primo, re d'Inghilterra
Alternative Title
Composer Handel, George Frideric
Opus/Catalogue Number HWV 23
Movements/Sections 3 Acts
Year/Date of Composition 1727-5-16
First Performance 1727-11-11: London, King's Theatre:
  • Riccardo I : Francesco Bernardi, called "Senesino" (alto-castrato)
  • Costanza : Francesca Cuzzoni (soprano)
  • Pulcheria : Faustina Bordoni (soprano)
  • Oronte : Antonio Baldi (alto-castrato)
  • Berardo : Giovanni Battista Palmerini (bass)
  • Isacio : Giuseppe Maria Boschi (bass)
Librettist Paolo Antonio Rolli, after Francesco Briani, 1710
Language Italian
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation 2 Sopranos, 2 altos, 2 basses, orchestra
External Links Library of Congress


Misc. Comments

  • Originally, the part of the Bohemian prince Corrado (an ally of Richard I) was slated for the contralto Anna Dotti. However, due to a postponement of the opera until the next season, the role of Corrado had to be removed as Dotti was no longer a member of the opera company.
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