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Agrippina

More info on Agrippina

Composer:

Georg Handel

Librettist:

Cardinal Vincenzo Grimani

Premiere:

26 December 1709, Venice (Teatro San Giovanni Gris

Language:

Italian

Synopsis:

Agrippina Synopsis

Libretto:

Agrippina Libretto

Translation(s):

English Deutsch

About the opera Agrippina

Agrippina (HWV 6) is an opera seria in three acts by George Frideric Handel, from a libretto by Cardinal Vincenzo Grimani. Composed for the 1709-10 Venice Carnevale season, 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 an "anti-heroic satirical comedy", full of topical political allusions. Some analysts believe that it reflects the rivalry of Grimani with Pope Clement XI.
Handel composed Agrippina at the end of a three-year visit to Italy. It premiered in Venice at the Teatro San Giovanni Grisostomo on 26 December 1709, and was an immediate success. From its opening night it was given a then-unprecedented run of 27 consecutive performances, and received much critical acclaim. Observers were full of praise for the quality of the music—much of which, in keeping with the contemporary custom, had been borrowed and adapted from other works, including some from other composers. Despite the evident public enthusiasm for the work, Handel did not promote further stagings. There were occasional productions in the years following its premiere but, when Handel's operas fell out of fashion in the mid-18th century, it and his other dramatic works were generally forgotten.
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Roles in Agrippina

Agrippina Soprano
Nero CounterTenor
Pallas Bass
Narcissus CounterTenor
Lesbus Bass
Otho Contralto
Poppaea Soprano
Claudius Bass

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Arias from Agrippina

Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Vieni oh cara Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Claudius
2L'alma mia fra le tempeste Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Agrippina
3Non ho cor che per armarti Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Agrippina
4Vaghe perle Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Poppaea
5Se giunge un dispetto Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Poppaea
6Sinfonia Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.00

Type: instrumentalVoice: Language: Italian

Roles:
7Nerone, amato figlio Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.01-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S cTLanguage: Italian

Roles: Agrippina/Nero
8Con saggio tuo consiglio Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.01-2

Type: ariaVoice: countertenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Nero
9Per così grand' impresa Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.02

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Agrippina
10A' cenni tuoi sovrani Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.03-1

Type: recitativeVoice: B SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Pallas/Agrippina
11La mia sorte fortunata Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.03-2

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Pallas
12Or che Pallante è vinto Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.04

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Agrippina
13Umile alle tue piante Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.05-1

Type: recitativeVoice: cT SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Narcissus/Agrippina
14Volo pronto e lieto il core Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.05-2

Type: ariaVoice: countertenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Narcissus
15Quanto fà, quanto puole Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.06-1

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Agrippina
16Qual piacer a un cor pietoso Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.07-1

Type: ariaVoice: countertenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Nero
17Amici, al sen vi stringo Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.07-2

Type: recitativeVoice: countertenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Nero
18Ecco chi presto Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.08

Type: recitativeVoice: cT B cTLanguage: Italian

Roles: Narcissus/Pallas/Nero
19Voi, che dell' alta Roma Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.09-1

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Agrippina
20Il tuo figlio merta sol scettro Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.09-2

Type: quartetVoice: B cT S cTLanguage: Italian

Roles: Pallas/Narcissus/Agrippina/Nero
21Mà qual di liete trombe Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.09-3

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Agrippina
22Allegrezza! Claudio giunge d'Anzio al porto Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.10

Type: recitativeVoice: B B cT S cTLanguage: Italian

Roles: Lesbus/Pallas/Narcissus/Agrippina/Nero
23Alle tue piante, oh Augusta Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.11

Type: recitativeVoice: cA S cT B cTLanguage: Italian

Roles: Otho/Agrippina/Narcissus/Pallas/Nero
24Augusta, amo Poppea Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.12-1

Type: recitativeVoice: cA SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Otho/Agrippina
25Tu ben degno Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.12-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Agrippina
26L'ultimo del gioir Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.13-1

Type: recitativeVoice: contraltoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Otho
27Lusinghiera mia speranza Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.13-2

Type: ariaVoice: contraltoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Otho
28Otton, Claudio, Nerone Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.14-2

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Poppaea
29Signora, oh mia Signora Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.15

Type: recitativeVoice: B SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Lesbus/Poppaea
30Di lieta nuova, apportator io sono Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.16

Type: recitativeVoice: B S SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Lesbus/Agrippina/Poppaea
31Perchè in vece di Claudio Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.17-1

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Poppaea
32È un foco quel d'amore Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.17-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Poppaea
33Mà quì Agrippina viene Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.18-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Poppaea/Agrippina
34Ho un non sò che nel cor Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.18-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Agrippina
35Cieli, quai strani casi Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.19-1

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Poppaea
36Fà quanto vuoi Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.19-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Poppaea
37Non veggo alcun, Signora Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.20

Type: recitativeVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Lesbus
38Pur ritorno a rimirarvi Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.21-1

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Claudius
39Mà, oh ciel, mesta e confusa Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.21-2

Type: recitativeVoice: B SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Claudius/Poppaea
40Che mai farò? Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.21-4

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Poppaea
41Signor, presto fuggiamo Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.22-1

Type: recitativeVoice: B B SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Lesbus/Claudius/Poppaea
42E quando mai Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.22-2

Type: trioVoice: B S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Claudius/Poppaea/Lesbus
43Pur al fin si riandò Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.22-3

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Poppaea
44Oh mia liberatrice Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.23-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Poppaea/Agrippina
45Non hò cor che per amarti Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.23-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Agrippina
46Se Ottone m'ingannò Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.24-1

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Poppaea
47Vaghe fonti Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: contraltoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Otho
48Voi che udite Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: contraltoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Otho
49Ogni vento ch'al porto lo spinga Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Agrippina
50Quando invita la donna l'amanto Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: countertenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Nero
51Pensieri voi mi tormentate Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Agrippina
52Dunque noi siam traditi Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.01

Type: recitativeVoice: B cTLanguage: Italian

Roles: Pallas/Narcissus
53Coronato il crin Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.02-1

Type: ariaVoice: contraltoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Otho
54Roma, più ch'il trionfo oggi Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.02-2

Type: recitativeVoice: B cT cALanguage: Italian

Roles: Pallas/Narcissus/Otho
55Ecco il superbo! Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.03-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S S cT cA cTLanguage: Italian

Roles: Agrippina/Poppaea/Nero/Otho/Narcissus
56Di timpani e trombe Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.03-2

Type: ensembleVoice: S cT S cA cT B BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Poppaea/Nero/Agrippina/Otho/Narcissus/Pallas/Lesbus
57Nella Britania vinta Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.04-1

Type: recitativeVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Claudius
58Cade il monto Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.04-2

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Claudius
59Signor, quanto il mio core Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.04-3

Type: recitativeVoice: S B S cT cT B cALanguage: Italian

Roles: Agrippina/Claudius/Poppaea/Nero/Narcissus/Pallas/Otho
60Nulla sperar da me Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.04-4

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Agrippina
61E tu, Poppea, mio bene Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.04-5

Type: recitativeVoice: contraltoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Otho
62Tuo ben è'l trono Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.04f

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Poppaea
63Soccori almen Nerone Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.04g

Type: recitativeVoice: contraltoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Otho
64Sotto il lauro Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.04h

Type: ariaVoice: countertenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Nero
65Scherzo son del destin Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.04i

Type: recitativeVoice: cA cT B BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Otho/Narcissus/Pallas/Lesbus
66Otton, qual portentoso fulmine è questi? Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.05

Type: ariaVoice: contraltoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Otho
67Bella pur nel mio diletto Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.06-1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Poppaea
68Il tormento d'Ottone Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.06-2

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Poppaea
69Mà quì che veggo Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.07-2

Type: recitativeVoice: cA SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Otho/Poppaea
70Ti vo' giusta Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.07-3

Type: ariaVoice: contraltoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Otho
71Di quali ordite trame Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.08-1

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Poppaea
72Ingannata una sol volta Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.08-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Poppaea
73Pur al fin ti ritrovo Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.09

Type: recitativeVoice: B SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Lesbus/Poppaea
74A non pochi perigli mi rendo Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.10

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Poppaea
75Son quì, mia vita Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.11-1

Type: recitativeVoice: cT SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Nero/Poppaea
76Col peso del tuo amor Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.11-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Poppaea
77Qual bramato piacere Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.12-1

Type: recitativeVoice: countertenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Nero
78Se ben nemica sorte Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.14-1

Type: recitativeVoice: B SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Pallas/Agrippina
79Col raggio placido della speranza Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.14-2

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Pallas
80Di giunger non dispero Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.15

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Agrippina
81Or è tempo, oh Narciso Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.16-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S cTLanguage: Italian

Roles: Agrippina/Narcissus
82Spererò poichè mel dice Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.16-2

Type: ariaVoice: countertenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Narcissus
83Per dar la pace al core Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.17

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Agrippina
84A vagheggiar io vengo Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.18

Type: recitativeVoice: B SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Claudius/Agrippina
85Signor, Poppea Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.19-1

Type: recitativeVoice: B B SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Lesbus/Claudius/Agrippina
86Basta che sol tu chieda Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.19-2

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Claudius
87Favorevol la sorte Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.20-1

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Agrippina
88Il caro Otton al precipizio io spinsi Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 3.01

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Poppaea
89Tacero purche fedèle Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 3.01

Type: ariaVoice: contraltoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Otho
90Coll ardor del tuo bel cor Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 3.01

Type: ariaVoice: countertenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Nero
91Bel piacere e godere Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 3.01

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Poppaea
92Come nube che fugge Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 3.02

Type: ariaVoice: countertenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Nero
93Se vuoi pace Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 3.02

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Agrippina
94Ah mia Poppea! ti prego Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 3.02-1

Type: recitativeVoice: cA SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Otho/Poppaea
95Attendo quì Nerone Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 3.03

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Poppaea
96Anelante ti reco Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 3.04-1

Type: recitativeVoice: cT SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Nero/Poppaea
97Amico ciel, seconda il mio disegno! Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 3.05

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Poppaea
98Quì non v'è alcun, Signore Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 3.06

Type: recitativeVoice: B S B cT cALanguage: Italian

Roles: Lesbus/Poppaea/Claudius/Nero/Otho
99Temarario, insolente Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 3.07

Type: recitativeVoice: B cT S cALanguage: Italian

Roles: Claudius/Nero/Poppaea/Otho
100Ora Claudio, che dici? Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 3.08-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Poppaea/Claudius
101Io di Roma il Giove sono Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 3.08-2

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Claudius
102Pur al fin se n'andò Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 3.09

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Poppaea
103Oh Ottone, che dici? Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 3.10-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S cALanguage: Italian

Roles: Poppaea/Otho
104Purch'io ti stringa al sen Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 3.10-2

Type: ariaVoice: contraltoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Otho
105Piega pur del mio cor Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 3.10-3

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Poppaea
106Cotanto osò Poppea? Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 3.11-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S cTLanguage: Italian

Roles: Agrippina/Nero
107Evvi donna più empia Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 3.12

Type: recitativeVoice: B cTLanguage: Italian

Roles: Pallas/Narcissus
108Agrippina, Nerone, Otton, Poppea Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 3.13

Type: recitativeVoice: B B cTLanguage: Italian

Roles: Claudius/Pallas/Narcissus
109Adorato mio sposo Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 3.14-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S B cT BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Agrippina/Claudius/Narcissus/Pallas
110Ecco la mia rivale Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 3.15-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S S cT cA BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Agrippina/Poppaea/Nero/Otho/Claudius
111Lieto il Terbo increspi Popularity:

Opera: AgrippinaComposer: HandelAct: 3.15-2

Type: ensembleVoice: S cT S cA cT B B BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Poppaea/Nero/Agrippina/Otho/Narcissus/Claudius/Pallas/Lesbus