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 Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.01

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles:
2Oh! Dei quivi non scorgo Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.02

Type: recitativeVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Bradamante
3O s'apre il riso Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.03

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Morgana
4Questo e il ciel de contenti Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.04

Type: choirVoice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles:
5Ballet 1 Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.05

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles:
6Ecco l'infido Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.06

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz B SLanguage: Italian

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

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.07

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alcina
8Generosi guerrier deh! Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.08

Type: recitativeVoice: tr BLanguage: Italian

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

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.09

Type: ariaVoice: trebleLanguage: Italian

Roles: Oberto
10Mi ravvisi Ruggier dimmi Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.10

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz Mz BLanguage: Italian

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

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.11

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ruggiero
12Qua dunque ne veniste Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.12

Type: recitativeVoice: T Mz SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Oronte/Bradamante/Morgana
13E geliosa Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.13

Type: recitativeVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Bradamante
14Io dunque.. Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.14

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Oronte/Morgana
15La cerco in vano Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.15

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ruggiero/Oronte
16Semplicetto a donna credi Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.16

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Oronte
17Ah! infédele infédel Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.17

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ruggiero/Alcina
18Regina il tuo soggiorno Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.18

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz S MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Bradamante/Alcina/Ruggiero
19Si non quella Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.19

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Bradamante
20Se nemico mi fossi Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.20

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Bradamante/Ruggiero
21Bradamante favella? Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.21

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz B MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ruggiero/Melisso/Bradamante
22La bocca vaga Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.22

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ruggiero
23A quai strani perigli Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.23

Type: recitativeVoice: B Mz SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Melisso/Bradamante/Morgana
24Tornami a vagheggiar Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 1.24

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alcina
25Col celarvi a chi v'ama Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.01

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ruggiero/Melisso
26Qual portento mi richiama Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.02

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ruggiero/Melisso
27Ora rivesti tutte Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.03-1

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Melisso
28Pensa a chi geme d'amor Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.03-2

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Melisso
29Qual odio ingiusto contro me Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.04

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Bradamante/Ruggiero
30Vorrei vendicarmi Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.05

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Bradamante
31Chi scopre al mio pensiero Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.06

Type: recitativeVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ruggiero
32Mi lusinga il dolce affeto Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.07

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ruggiero
33S'acquieti il rio sospetto Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.08

Type: aria,recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alcina/Morgana/Ruggiero
34Ama sospira Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.09

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Morgana
35Non scorgo nel tuo viso Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.10

Type: recitativeVoice: S MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alcina/Ruggiero
36Mio bel tesoro Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.11

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ruggiero
37Reina io cerco in veno Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.12

Type: recitativeVoice: tr SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Oberto/Alcina
38Tra speme e timore Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.13

Type: ariaVoice: trebleLanguage: Italian

Roles: Oberto
39Reina sei tradita Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.14

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

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

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.15

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alcina
41Or che dici Morgana Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.16

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

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

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.17

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Oronte
43Ed e ver che mi narri Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.18

Type: recitativeVoice: tr Mz MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Oberto/Bradamante/Ruggiero
44Verdi prati Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.19

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ruggiero
45Ah! Ruggiero crudel Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.20-1

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alcina
46Del pallido Acheronte Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.20-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alcina
47Ombre pallide io so mi udite Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 2.21

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alcina
48Intermezzo 3 Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 3.02

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles:
49Voglio amor e disamar Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 3.03

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Oronte/Morgana
50Credete al mio dolore Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 3.04

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Morgana
51M'inganna me n'avveggo Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 3.05-1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Oronte
52Un momento di contento Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 3.05-2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Oronte
53Molestissimo incontro Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 3.06

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ruggiero/Alcina
54Ma quando tornerai Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 3.07

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alcina
55Tutto d'armate squadre Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 3.08

Type: recitativeVoice: B Mz MzLanguage: Italian

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

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 3.09

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ruggiero
57Vanne tu secco ancora Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 3.10

Type: recitativeVoice: B MzLanguage: Italian

Roles: Melisso/Bradamante
58All alma fedel Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 3.11

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Bradamante
59Niuna forza lo arreste Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 3.12

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Oronte/Alcina
60Mi restano le lagrime Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 3.13

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Alcina
61Sin per le vie del sole Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 3.14

Type: choirVoice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles:
62Gia vicino e il momento Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 3.15

Type: recitativeVoice: tr SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Oberto/Alcina
63Barbara io ben lo so Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 3.16

Type: ariaVoice: trebleLanguage: Italian

Roles: Oberto
64Le lusinghe gl'inganni Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 3.17

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz S MzLanguage: Italian

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

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 3.18

Type: trioVoice: Mz Mz SLanguage: Italian

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

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 3.19

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz TLanguage: Italian

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

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 3.20-1

Type: recitativeVoice: S Mz MzLanguage: Italian

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

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 3.20-2

Type: recitativeVoice: B Mz TLanguage: Italian

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

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 3.21

Type: choirVoice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles:
70Dopo tante amare pene Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 3.23

Type: choirVoice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles:
71Vo cercando la bella cagion Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 3.24

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ruggiero
72Bramo di trionfar Popularity:

Opera: AlcinaComposer: HandelAct: 3.25

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ruggiero