Rinaldo

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Composer:

Georg Handel

Librettist:

Aaron Hill, translated into Italian by Giacomo Rossi

Premiere:

24 February 1711, London (Queen's Theatre, Hay

Language:

Italian

Synopsis:

Rinaldo Synopsis

Libretto:

Rinaldo Libretto

Translation(s):

Not entered yet.

About the opera Rinaldo

Rinaldo (HWV 7) is an opera by George Frideric Handel composed in 1711. It is the first Italian language opera written specifically for the London stage. The libretto was prepared by Giacomo Rossi from a scenario provided by Aaron Hill. The work was first performed at the Queen's Theatre in London's Haymarket on 24 February 1711. The story of love, battle and redemption set at the time of the First Crusade is loosely based on Torquato Tasso's epic poem Gerusalemme liberata (Jerusalem Delivered), and its staging involved many original and vivid effects. It was a great success with the public, despite negative reactions from literary critics hostile to the trend towards Italian entertainment in English theatres.
Handel composed the music for Rinaldo quickly. Much of it is borrowings and adaptations from operas and other works that Handel had composed during his long stay in Italy during 1706-10. In the years following the premiere, Handel frequently introduced new numbers, discarded others, and transposed parts to different voice ranges. Despite the lack of a standard edition, Rinaldo's spectacular vocal and orchestral passages make it one of Handel's greatest operas. Of its individual numbers, the soprano aria "Lascia ch'io pianga" has become a particular favourite and is a popular concert piece.
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Roles in Rinaldo

Goffredo Tenor
Rinaldo Mezzo-Soprano or CounterTenor
Almirena Soprano
Eustazio Contralto
A herald Bass
Argante Bass
Armida Soprano
Two mermaids Soprano,Soprano

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All scenes from Rinaldo

Arias from Rinaldo

Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Sibillar gli angui d'Aletto Popularity:

Opera: RinaldoComposer: HandelAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: Italian

Roles: Argante
2Venti turbini prestate Popularity:

Opera: RinaldoComposer: HandelAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: countertenor or mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rinaldo
3Cara sposa Popularity:

Opera: RinaldoComposer: HandelAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: countertenor or mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rinaldo
4Augelletti che cantate Popularity:

Opera: RinaldoComposer: HandelAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Almirena
5Cor ingrato Popularity:

Opera: RinaldoComposer: HandelAct: 1.02

Type: ariaVoice: countertenor or mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rinaldo
6Vo' far guerra Popularity:

Opera: RinaldoComposer: HandelAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Armida
7Lascia ch'io pianga Popularity:

Opera: RinaldoComposer: HandelAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: countertenor or mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rinaldo
8Abbruggio avampo e fremo Popularity:

Opera: RinaldoComposer: HandelAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: countertenor or mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rinaldo
9Bel piacere Popularity:

Opera: RinaldoComposer: HandelAct: 3

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Almirena
10Or la tromba Popularity:

Opera: RinaldoComposer: HandelAct: 3.02

Type: ariaVoice: countertenor or mezzoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rinaldo