Orlando HWV 31
Opera in three acts
by George Frideric Handel
Mezzo-Soprano Voice - Sheet Music

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Soloists, Orchestra (Soprano Voice Solo, 2 Mezzo-Soprano Voice Solo, Alto Voice Solo, Bass Voice Solo, Orchestra)

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Opera in three acts. Composed by George Frideric Handel. Edited by Siegfried Flesch and Terence Best. Arranged by Michael Pacholke. This edition: urtext edition. Paperback. Barenreiter Urtext. Replaces BA 4027-90. Vocal Score. HWV 31. Baerenreiter Verlag #BA04087-90. Published by Baerenreiter Verlag (BA.BA04087-90).

ISBN 9790006563289. 27 x 19 cm inches. Text Language: Italian, German. Preface: Siegfried Flesch / Terence Best. Text: Anonymus (nach Carlo Sigismondo Capeci).

Premiered in London in 1733, Handel'smagic operaOrlandois based on a libretto by Carlo Sigismondo Capeci that derives indirectly from Ludovico Ariosto's epic poemOrlando furioso.
This subject was very popular at the time and was frequently set to music, e.g. by Jean-Baptiste Lully, Agostino Steffani and Joseph Haydn. The title role of Orlando is the last one that Handel wrote for the celebrated castrato Senesino. Several stunning stage effects intended to illustrate Zoroastro's sorcery call for sophisticated baroque stage machinery.

The vocal score has been adapted and carefully amended in keeping with the revision of the complete edition volume. The engraving and presentation of the former vocal score (BA 4027-90) have also been meticulously revised in many details. However the pagination stays the same so that both vocal scores are compatible with each other. A new Foreword in two languages (Eng/Ger) is also included in the edition.