Ariodante

More info on Ariodante

Composer:

Georg Handel

Librettist:

Antonio Salvi

Premiere:

8 January 1735, London, Covent Garden

Language:

Italian

Synopsis:

Ariodante Synopsis

Libretto:

Ariodante Libretto

Translation(s):

Not entered yet.

About the opera Ariodante

Ariodante (HWV 33) is an opera seria in three acts by Handel. The anonymous Italian libretto was based on a work by Antonio Salvi, which in turn was adapted from Canti 5 and 6 of Ludovico Ariosto's Orlando Furioso. Each act contains opportunities for dance, originally composed for dancer Marie Sallé and her company.
The opera was first performed in the Covent Garden Theatre, London, on 8 January 1735. Ariodante opened Handel's first season at Covent Garden and successfully competed against the rival Opera of the Nobility, supported by the Prince of Wales. Handel had the tacit and financial support of the King and Queen and, more vocally, of the Princess Royal. The opera received 11 performances during its premiere season at Covent Garden.
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Roles in Ariodante

Ariodante Mezzo-Soprano or Tenor
Ginevra Soprano
Dalinda Soprano
Polinesso Contralto
Lurcanio Tenor
King of Scotland Bass
Odoardo Tenor

More details roles



All scenes from Ariodante

Arias from Ariodante

Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Apri le luce

Opera: AriodanteComposer: HandelAct: 1.01

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Dalinda
2Orrida a gl'occhi miei

Opera: AriodanteComposer: HandelAct: 1.01

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ginevra
3Scherza infida

Opera: AriodanteComposer: HandelAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: mezzo or tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ariodante
4Il mio crudel martoro

Opera: AriodanteComposer: HandelAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ginevra
5Neghittosi or voi che fate

Opera: AriodanteComposer: HandelAct: 3

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Dalinda
6Dopo notte

Opera: AriodanteComposer: HandelAct: 3

Type: ariaVoice: mezzo or tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Ariodante
7Al sen ti stringo

Opera: AriodanteComposer: HandelAct: 3

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: King of Scotland
8Voli colla sua tromba

Opera: AriodanteComposer: HandelAct:

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: