Alcina

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Composer:

Georg Handel

Librettist:

A. Marchi

Premiere:

16 April 1735, London (Covent Garden)

Language:

Italian

Synopsis:

Alcina Synopsis

Libretto:

Alcina Libretto

Translation(s):

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About the opera Alcina

Alcina (HWV 34) is an opera seria by George Frideric Handel. Handel used the libretto of L'isola di Alcina, an opera that was set in 1728 in Rome by Riccardo Broschi, which he acquired the year after, during his travels in Italy. The plot was originally taken from - but partly altered for better conformity - Ludovico Ariosto's Orlando furioso (like those of the Handel operas Orlando and Ariodante), an epic poem set in the time of Charlemagne's wars against Islam. The opera contains several musical sequences with opportunity for dance: these were composed for dancer Marie Sallé.
Alcina was composed for Handel's first season at the Covent Garden Theatre, London. It premiered on April 16, 1735. Like the composer's other works in the opera seria genre, it fell into obscurity; after a revival in Brunswick in 1738 it was not performed again until a production in Leipzig in 1928.
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Roles in Alcina

Alcina Soprano
Morgana Soprano
Oberto Treble
Ruggiero Mezzo-Soprano
Bradamante Mezzo-Soprano
Oronte Tenor
Melisso Bass

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All scenes from Alcina

Arias from Alcina

Nr.Title sceneOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1OvertureAlcinaHandel1.01instrumentaln/aItaliann/a
2Oh! Dei quivi non scorgoAlcinaHandel1.02recitativemezzoItalianBradamante
3O s'apre il risoAlcinaHandel1.03ariasopranoItalianMorgana
4Questo e il ciel de contentiAlcinaHandel1.04choirn/aItalian
5Ballet 1AlcinaHandel1.05instrumentaln/aItaliann/a
6Ecco l'infidoAlcinaHandel1.06recitativeMz B SItalianBradamante/Melisso/Alcina
7Di cor mio quanto t'amaiAlcinaHandel1.07ariasopranoItalianAlcina
8Generosi guerrier deh!AlcinaHandel1.08recitativetr BItalianOberto/Melisso
9Chi m'insegna il caro padreAlcinaHandel1.09ariatrebleItalianOberto
10Mi ravvisi Ruggier dimmiAlcinaHandel1.10recitativeMz Mz BItalianBradamante/Ruggiero/Melisso
11Di te mi ridoAlcinaHandel1.11ariamezzoItalianRuggiero
12Qua dunque ne venisteAlcinaHandel1.12recitativeT Mz SItalianOronte/Bradamante/Morgana
13E geliosaAlcinaHandel1.13recitativemezzoItalianBradamante
14Io dunque..AlcinaHandel1.14recitativeT SItalianOronte/Morgana
15La cerco in vanoAlcinaHandel1.15recitativeMz TItalianRuggiero/Oronte
16Semplicetto a donna crediAlcinaHandel1.16ariatenorItalianOronte
17Ah! infédele infédelAlcinaHandel1.17recitativeMz SItalianRuggiero/Alcina
18Regina il tuo soggiornoAlcinaHandel1.18recitativeMz S MzItalianBradamante/Alcina/Ruggiero
19Si non quellaAlcinaHandel1.19ariamezzoItalianBradamante
20Se nemico mi fossiAlcinaHandel1.20recitativeMz MzItalianBradamante/Ruggiero
21Bradamante favella?AlcinaHandel1.21recitativeMz B MzItalianRuggiero/Melisso/Bradamante
22La bocca vagaAlcinaHandel1.22ariamezzoItalianRuggiero
23A quai strani perigliAlcinaHandel1.23recitativeB Mz SItalianMelisso/Bradamante/Morgana
24Tornani a vagheggiarAlcinaHandel1.24ariasopranoItalianAlcina
25Col celarvi a chi v'amaAlcinaHandel2.01ariamezzoItalianRuggiero/Melisso
26Qual portento mi richiamaAlcinaHandel2.02recitativeMz BItalianRuggiero/Melisso
27Ora rivesti tutteAlcinaHandel2.03-1 ariabassItalianMelisso
28Pensa a chi geme d'amorAlcinaHandel2.03-2 ariabassItalianMelisso
29Qual odio ingiusto contro meAlcinaHandel2.04recitativeMz MzItalianBradamante/Ruggiero
30Vorrei vendicarmiAlcinaHandel2.05ariamezzoItalianBradamante
31Chi scopre al mio pensieroAlcinaHandel2.06recitativemezzoItalianRuggiero
32Mi lusinga il dolce affetoAlcinaHandel2.07ariamezzoItalianRuggiero
33S'acquieti il rio sospettoAlcinaHandel2.08aria,recitativesopranoItalianAlcina/Morgana/Ruggiero
34Ama sospiraAlcinaHandel2.09ariasopranoItalianMorgana
35Non scorgo nel tuo visoAlcinaHandel2.10recitativeS MzItalianAlcina/Ruggiero
36Mio bel tesoroAlcinaHandel2.11ariamezzoItalianRuggiero
37Reina io cerco in venoAlcinaHandel2.12recitativetr SItalianOberto/Alcina
38Tra speme e timoreAlcinaHandel2.13ariatrebleItalianOberto
39Reina sei traditaAlcinaHandel2.14recitativeT SItalianOronte/Alcina
40Ah! mio cor schernito sei!AlcinaHandel2.15ariasopranoItalianAlcina
41Or che dici MorganaAlcinaHandel2.16recitativeT SItalianOronte/Morgana
42E un folle e un vile affettoAlcinaHandel2.17ariatenorItalianOronte
43Ed e ver che mi narriAlcinaHandel2.18recitativetr Mz MzItalianOberto/Bradamante/Ruggiero
44Verdi prati selve almeneAlcinaHandel2.19ariamezzoItalianRuggiero
45Ah! Ruggiero crudelAlcinaHandel2.20-1 recitativesopranoItalianAlcina
46Del pallido AcheronteAlcinaHandel2.20-2 ariasopranoItalianAlcina
47Ombre pallide io so mi uditeAlcinaHandel2.21ariasopranoItalianAlcina
48Intermezzo 3AlcinaHandel3.02instrumentaln/aItaliann/a
49Voglio amor e disamarAlcinaHandel3.03recitativeT SItalianOronte/Morgana
50Credete al mio doloreAlcinaHandel3.04ariasopranoItalianMorgana
51M'inganna me n'avveggoAlcinaHandel3.05-1 ariatenorItalianOronte
52Un momento di contentoAlcinaHandel3.05-2 ariatenorItalianOronte
53Molestissimo incontroAlcinaHandel3.06recitativeMz SItalianRuggiero/Alcina
54Ma quando torneraiAlcinaHandel3.07ariasopranoItalianAlcina
55Tutto d'armate squadreAlcinaHandel3.08recitativeB Mz MzItalianMelisso/Ruggiero/Bradamante
56Sta nell ircana pietrosa tanaAlcinaHandel3.09ariamezzoItalianRuggiero
57Vanne tu secco ancoraAlcinaHandel3.10recitativeB MzItalianMelisso/Bradamante
58All alma fedelAlcinaHandel3.11ariamezzoItalianBradamante
59Niuna forza lo arresteAlcinaHandel3.12recitativeT SItalianOronte/Alcina
60Mi restano le lagrimeAlcinaHandel3.13ariasopranoItalianAlcina
61Sin per le vie del soleAlcinaHandel3.14choirn/aItalian
62Gia vicino e il momentoAlcinaHandel3.15recitativetr SItalianOberto/Alcina
63Barbara io ben lo soAlcinaHandel3.16ariatrebleItalianOberto
64Le lusinghe gl'inganniAlcinaHandel3.17recitativeMz S MzItalianBradamante/Alcina/Ruggiero
65Non e amor ne gelosiaAlcinaHandel3.18trioMz Mz SItalianRuggiero/Bradamante/Alcina
66Prendi e vivi RuggieroAlcinaHandel3.19recitativeMz TItalianRuggiero/Oronte
67Ah! mio Ruggier che tentiAlcinaHandel3.20-1 recitativeS Mz MzItalianAlcina/Ruggiero/Bradamante
68A che tardi struggi l'infameAlcinaHandel3.20-2 recitativeB Mz TItalianMelisso/Ruggiero/Oronte
69Dall orror di notte ciecaAlcinaHandel3.21choirn/aItalian
70Dopo tante amare peneAlcinaHandel3.23choirn/aItalian
71Vo cercando la bella cagionAlcinaHandel3.24ariamezzoItalianRuggiero
72Bramo di trionfarAlcinaHandel3.25ariamezzoItalianRuggiero