2 soprano voice solos/mezzo soprano voice solo/alto voice solo/tenor voice solo/bass voice solo/choir/orchestra (2 Soprano Voice Solo, Mezzo-Soprano Voice Solo, Alto Voice Solo, Tenor Voice Solo, Bass Voice Solo, Ch, Orchestra)
Opera in 3 acts. Composed by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759). Edited by Donald Burrows. Arranged by Andreas Kohs. This edition: urtext edition. Paperback. Barenreiter Urtext. Vocal score. HWV 33. Baerenreiter Verlag #BA04079-90. Published by Baerenreiter Verlag (BA.BA04079-90).
Item Number: BA.BA04079-90
ISBN 9790006532858. 27 x 19 cm inches. Language: German/Italian.
Ariodantewas the first work which Handel composed for the Theatre Royal in Covent Garden after his contract with the King's Theatre, Haymarket ran out in mid-1734.
,,Ariodantestands out amongst Handel's opera works by means of its combination of excellent and challenging music coupled with a first-class plot. There is probably no other Handel opera which contains such a wealth of striking and catchy arias as are found in the first act ofAriodantealone. The three wide-ranging arias composed for the castrato Carestini are amongst the greatest bravura pieces.
The plot is based on an episode in Ariosto's epicOrlando furioso(1516). The central event of the drama, the trick with which Duke Polinesso convinces his commander Ariodante that Ginevra is unfaithful, was also used by Shakespeare inMuch Ado About Nothing.
The vocal score is based on Donald Burrows' 2007 Urtext edition in theHalle HandelEdition (Series II/32). It therefore reflects the latest in musicological research.
- Based on the Urtext of the Halle Handel Edition
- Straightforward and easy-to-play piano reduction
- Original Italian text with German singing translation