Alcina

More info on Alcina

Composer:

Georg Handel

Librettist:

A. Marchi

Premiere:

16 April 1735, London (Covent Garden)

Language:

Italian

Synopsis:

Alcina Synopsis

Libretto:

Alcina Libretto

Translation(s):

English

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 scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Overture

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.01

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles:
2Oh! Dei quivi non scorgo

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.02

Type: recitativeVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Bradamante
3O s'apre il riso

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.03

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Morgana
4Questo e il ciel de contenti

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.04

Type: choirVoice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles:
5Ballet 1

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.05

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles:
6Ecco l'infido

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.06

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz B SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Bradamante/Melisso/Alcina
7Di cor mio quanto t'amai

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.07

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alcina
8Generosi guerrier deh!

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.08

Type: recitativeVoice: tr BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Oberto/Melisso
9Chi m'insegna il caro padre

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.09

Type: ariaVoice: trebleLanguage: Italian

Roles: Oberto
10Mi ravvisi Ruggier dimmi

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.10

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz Mz BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Bradamante/Ruggiero/Melisso
11Di te mi rido

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.11

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ruggiero
12Qua dunque ne veniste

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.12

Type: recitativeVoice: T Mz SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Oronte/Bradamante/Morgana
13E geliosa

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.13

Type: recitativeVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Bradamante
14Io dunque..

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.14

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Oronte/Morgana
15La cerco in vano

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.15

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ruggiero/Oronte
16Semplicetto a donna credi

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.16

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Oronte
17Ah! infédele infédel

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.17

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ruggiero/Alcina
18Regina il tuo soggiorno

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.18

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz S MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Bradamante/Alcina/Ruggiero
19Si non quella

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.19

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Bradamante
20Se nemico mi fossi

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.20

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Bradamante/Ruggiero
21Bradamante favella?

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.21

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz B MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ruggiero/Melisso/Bradamante
22La bocca vaga

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.22

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ruggiero
23A quai strani perigli

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.23

Type: recitativeVoice: B Mz SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Melisso/Bradamante/Morgana
24Tornami a vagheggiar

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.24

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alcina
25Col celarvi a chi v'ama

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.01

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ruggiero/Melisso
26Qual portento mi richiama

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.02

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ruggiero/Melisso
27Ora rivesti tutte

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.03-1

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Melisso
28Pensa a chi geme d'amor

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.03-2

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Melisso
29Qual odio ingiusto contro me

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.04

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Bradamante/Ruggiero
30Vorrei vendicarmi

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.05

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Bradamante
31Chi scopre al mio pensiero

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.06

Type: recitativeVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ruggiero
32Mi lusinga il dolce affeto

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.07

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ruggiero
33S'acquieti il rio sospetto

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.08

Type: aria,recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alcina/Morgana/Ruggiero
34Ama sospira

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.09

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Morgana
35Non scorgo nel tuo viso

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.10

Type: recitativeVoice: S MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alcina/Ruggiero
36Mio bel tesoro

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.11

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ruggiero
37Reina io cerco in veno

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.12

Type: recitativeVoice: tr SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Oberto/Alcina
38Tra speme e timore

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.13

Type: ariaVoice: trebleLanguage: Italian

Roles: Oberto
39Reina sei tradita

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.14

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Oronte/Alcina
40Ah! mio cor schernito sei!

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.15

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alcina
41Or che dici Morgana

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.16

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Oronte/Morgana
42E un folle e un vile affetto

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.17

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Oronte
43Ed e ver che mi narri

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.18

Type: recitativeVoice: tr Mz MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Oberto/Bradamante/Ruggiero
44Verdi prati selve almene

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.19

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ruggiero
45Ah! Ruggiero crudel

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.20-1

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alcina
46Del pallido Acheronte

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.20-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alcina
47Ombre pallide io so mi udite

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.21

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alcina
48Intermezzo 3

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 3.02

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles:
49Voglio amor e disamar

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 3.03

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Oronte/Morgana
50Credete al mio dolore

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 3.04

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Morgana
51M'inganna me n'avveggo

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 3.05-1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Oronte
52Un momento di contento

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 3.05-2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Oronte
53Molestissimo incontro

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 3.06

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ruggiero/Alcina
54Ma quando tornerai

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 3.07

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alcina
55Tutto d'armate squadre

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 3.08

Type: recitativeVoice: B Mz MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Melisso/Ruggiero/Bradamante
56Sta nell ircana pietrosa tana

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 3.09

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ruggiero
57Vanne tu secco ancora

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 3.10

Type: recitativeVoice: B MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Melisso/Bradamante
58All alma fedel

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 3.11

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Bradamante
59Niuna forza lo arreste

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 3.12

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Oronte/Alcina
60Mi restano le lagrime

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 3.13

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alcina
61Sin per le vie del sole

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 3.14

Type: choirVoice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles:
62Gia vicino e il momento

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 3.15

Type: recitativeVoice: tr SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Oberto/Alcina
63Barbara io ben lo so

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 3.16

Type: ariaVoice: trebleLanguage: Italian

Roles: Oberto
64Le lusinghe gl'inganni

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 3.17

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz S MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Bradamante/Alcina/Ruggiero
65Non e amor ne gelosia

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 3.18

Type: trioVoice: Mz Mz SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ruggiero/Bradamante/Alcina
66Prendi e vivi Ruggiero

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 3.19

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ruggiero/Oronte
67Ah! mio Ruggier che tenti

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 3.20-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S Mz MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alcina/Ruggiero/Bradamante
68A che tardi struggi l'infame

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 3.20-2

Type: recitativeVoice: B Mz TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Melisso/Ruggiero/Oronte
69Dall orror di notte cieca

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 3.21

Type: choirVoice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles:
70Dopo tante amare pene

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 3.23

Type: choirVoice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles:
71Vo cercando la bella cagion

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 3.24

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ruggiero
72Bramo di trionfar

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 3.25

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ruggiero