Orlando

More info on Orlando

Composer:

Georg Handel

Librettist:

Carlo Sigismondo Capece

Premiere:

27 January 1733, London (King's Theatre, Hayma

Language:

Italian

Synopsis:

Orlando Synopsis

Libretto:

Orlando Libretto

Translation(s):

English

About the opera Orlando

Orlando (HWV 31) is an opera seria in three acts by George Frideric Handel written in for the second Royal Academy of Music. The Italian-language libretto was adapted from Carlo Sigismondo Capece's L'Orlando after Ludovico Ariosto's Orlando Furioso, which was also the source of Handel's operas Alcina and Ariodante.
The opera was first given at the King's Theatre in London on 27 January 1733. There were 10 performances and it was not revived. The first modern production was at the Unicorn Theatre, Abingdon, on 6 May 1959. The United States premiere of the opera was presented by the Handel Society of New York (HSNY) in a concert version on 18 January 1971 at Carnegie Hall. Stephen Simon conducted the performance with Rosalind Elias in the title role, Camilla Williams as Angelica, Betty Allen as Medoro, Carole Bogard as Dorinda, and Justino Díaz as Zoroastro. The HSNY had made the first recording of the opera in 1970 in Vienna with a mostly different cast for RCA Red Seal Records. Peter Sellars directed the first staged production of the work in the United States at the American Repertory Theater on 19 December 1981. Countertenor Jeffrey Gall sand the title role and Craig Smith conducted.

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Roles in Orlando

Orlando Mezzo-Soprano or CounterTenor
Angelica Soprano
Medoro Contralto
Dorinda Soprano
Zoroastro Bass

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All scenes from Orlando

Arias from Orlando
Duets from Orlando

Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Overture

Opera: OrlandoComposer: HandelAct: 1.01

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles:
2Gieroglifici eterni

Opera: OrlandoComposer: HandelAct: 1.02

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Zoroastro
3Stimulato dalla gloria

Opera: OrlandoComposer: HandelAct: 1.03

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz/cT BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Orlando/Zoroastro
4Lascia Amore e segui Marte!

Opera: OrlandoComposer: HandelAct: 1.04

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Zoroastro
5Imagini funeste

Opera: OrlandoComposer: HandelAct: 1.05

Type: recitativeVoice: countertenor or mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Orlando
6Non fiu gia men forte Alcide

Opera: OrlandoComposer: HandelAct: 1.06

Type: ariaVoice: countertenor or mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Orlando
7Quanto diletto avea tra

Opera: OrlandoComposer: HandelAct: 1.07

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Dorinda
8Itiene pur fremendo anime

Opera: OrlandoComposer: HandelAct: 1.08

Type: recitativeVoice: countertenor or mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Orlando
9Ho un certo rossore

Opera: OrlandoComposer: HandelAct: 1.09

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Dorinda
10M'hai vinto al fin

Opera: OrlandoComposer: HandelAct: 1.10

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Angelica
11Ritornava al suo bel viso

Opera: OrlandoComposer: HandelAct: 1.11-1

Type: duetVoice: S cALanguage: Italian

Roles: Angelica/Medoro
12E il mio cor da me diviso

Opera: OrlandoComposer: HandelAct: 1.11-2

Type: duetVoice: cA SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Medoro/Angelica
13Chi possessore e del mio core

Opera: OrlandoComposer: HandelAct: 1.12

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Angelica
14Ecco Dorinda n? sfugirla

Opera: OrlandoComposer: HandelAct: 1.13

Type: recitativeVoice: S cALanguage: Italian

Roles: Dorinda/Medoro
15Se il cor mai ti dira

Opera: OrlandoComposer: HandelAct: 1.14

Type: ariaVoice: contraltoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Medoro
16Povera mel Ben vedo

Opera: OrlandoComposer: HandelAct: 1.15

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Dorinda
17O care parolette

Opera: OrlandoComposer: HandelAct: 1.16

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Dorinda
18Noti a me sono i tuoi fatali

Opera: OrlandoComposer: HandelAct: 1.17

Type: recitativeVoice: B Mz/cT SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Zoroastro/Orlando/Angelica
19Se fedel vuoi ch'io ti creda

Opera: OrlandoComposer: HandelAct: 1.18

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Angelica
20T'ubbidiro crudele

Opera: OrlandoComposer: HandelAct: 1.19

Type: recitativeVoice: countertenor or mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Orlando
21Fammi combattere

Opera: OrlandoComposer: HandelAct: 1.20

Type: ariaVoice: countertenor or mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Orlando
22Angelica deh lascia

Opera: OrlandoComposer: HandelAct: 1.21

Type: recitativeVoice: cA SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Medoro/Angelica
23O Angelica O Medoro

Opera: OrlandoComposer: HandelAct: 1.22

Type: recitativeVoice: S SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Angelica/Dorinda
24Consolatio bella

Opera: OrlandoComposer: HandelAct: 1.23

Type: trioVoice: S S cALanguage: Italian

Roles: Dorinda/Angelica/Medoro
25Quando spieghi i tuoi tormenti

Opera: OrlandoComposer: HandelAct: 2.01

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Dorinda
26Perché gentil Dorinda

Opera: OrlandoComposer: HandelAct: 2.02

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz/cT SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Orlando/Dorinda
27Se mi rivolgo al prato

Opera: OrlandoComposer: HandelAct: 2.03

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Dorinda
28E questa la mercede

Opera: OrlandoComposer: HandelAct: 2.04-1

Type: recitativeVoice: countertenor or mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Orlando
29Cielo se tu il consenti

Opera: OrlandoComposer: HandelAct: 2.04-2

Type: ariaVoice: countertenor or mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Orlando
30A qual rischio vi espone

Opera: OrlandoComposer: HandelAct: 2.05

Type: recitativeVoice: B S cALanguage: Italian

Roles: Zoroastro/Angelica/Medoro
31Tra caligini profonde

Opera: OrlandoComposer: HandelAct: 2.06

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Zoroastro
32Da queste amiche piante

Opera: OrlandoComposer: HandelAct: 2.07-1

Type: duetVoice: cA SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Medoro/Angelica
33Verdi allori sempre unito

Opera: OrlandoComposer: HandelAct: 2.07-2

Type: ariaVoice: contraltoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Medoro
34Dopo tanti perigli

Opera: OrlandoComposer: HandelAct: 2.08-1

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Angelica
35Non potra dirmi ingrata

Opera: OrlandoComposer: HandelAct: 2.08-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Angelica
36Dove guidate Furie

Opera: OrlandoComposer: HandelAct: 2.09

Type: ariaVoice: countertenor or mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Orlando
37Tutto a poter partire

Opera: OrlandoComposer: HandelAct: 2.10-1

Type: recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Angelica
38Verdi piante erbette liete

Opera: OrlandoComposer: HandelAct: 2.10-2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Angelica
39Ah! perfide qui seil

Opera: OrlandoComposer: HandelAct: 2.11

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz/cT SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Orlando/Angelica
40Ah! stigie larve

Opera: OrlandoComposer: HandelAct: 2.12

Type: ariaVoice: countertenor or mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Orlando
41Gia latra Cerbero

Opera: OrlandoComposer: HandelAct: 2.13

Type: ariaVoice: countertenor or mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Orlando
42Vaghe pupille non piangete no

Opera: OrlandoComposer: HandelAct: 2.14

Type: ariaVoice: countertenor or mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Orlando
43Intermezzo 3

Opera: OrlandoComposer: HandelAct: 3.01

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles:
44Di Dorinda alle mura

Opera: OrlandoComposer: HandelAct: 3.02-1

Type: recitativeVoice: cA SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Medoro/Dorinda
45Vorrei poterti amar

Opera: OrlandoComposer: HandelAct: 3.02-2

Type: ariaVoice: contraltoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Medoro
46Piu obbligatagli sono

Opera: OrlandoComposer: HandelAct: 3.03-1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Dorinda
47Pur ti trovo o mio bene

Opera: OrlandoComposer: HandelAct: 3.03-2

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz/cT SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Orlando/Dorinda
48Unisca amor in noi

Opera: OrlandoComposer: HandelAct: 3.04

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz/cT SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Orlando/Dorinda
49Gio la stringo

Opera: OrlandoComposer: HandelAct: 3.05

Type: ariaVoice: countertenor or mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Orlando
50Di Dorinda all'albergo

Opera: OrlandoComposer: HandelAct: 3.06

Type: recitativeVoice: S SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Angelica/Dorinda
51Cosi giusta e questa speme

Opera: OrlandoComposer: HandelAct: 3.07-1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Angelica
52Se corrisposto un core

Opera: OrlandoComposer: HandelAct: 3.08

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Dorinda
53Amor e qual vento

Opera: OrlandoComposer: HandelAct: 3.09

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Dorinda
54Impari ognun da Orlanda

Opera: OrlandoComposer: HandelAct: 3.10-1

Type: recitativeVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Zoroastro
55Sorge infausta una procella

Opera: OrlandoComposer: HandelAct: 3.10-2

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Zoroastro
56Dorinda e perché piangi

Opera: OrlandoComposer: HandelAct: 3.11

Type: recitativeVoice: S S Mz/cTLanguage: Italian

Roles: Angelica/Dorinda/Orlando
57Finche prendi ancora il sangue

Opera: OrlandoComposer: HandelAct: 3.12

Type: duetVoice: S Mz/cTLanguage: Italian

Roles: Angelica/Orlando
58Vieni vanne precipitando

Opera: OrlandoComposer: HandelAct: 3.13

Type: recitativeVoice: Mz/cT SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Orlando/Angelica
59Gia per la man d'Orlando

Opera: OrlandoComposer: HandelAct: 3.14-1

Type: recitativeVoice: countertenor or mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Orlando
60Gia l'ebro mio ciglio

Opera: OrlandoComposer: HandelAct: 3.14-2

Type: ariaVoice: countertenor or mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Orlando
61Ecco il tempo prefisso

Opera: OrlandoComposer: HandelAct: 3.15

Type: recitativeVoice: B SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Zoroastro/Dorinda
62Dormo ancora o son desto

Opera: OrlandoComposer: HandelAct: 3.16

Type: duetVoice: Mz/cT SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Orlando/Dorinda
63Per far mia diletta

Opera: OrlandoComposer: HandelAct: 3.17

Type: ariaVoice: countertenor or mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Orlando
64Orlando si mora

Opera: OrlandoComposer: HandelAct: 3.18

Type: recitativeVoice: S Mz/cT cA B SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Angelica/Orlando/Medoro/Zoroastro/Dorinda
65Trionfa ogg'l mio cor

Opera: OrlandoComposer: HandelAct: 3.19

Type: quartetVoice: Mz/cT S cA SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Orlando/Angelica/Medoro/Dorinda