Solo voices, orchestra (2 Soprano Voice Solo, Mezzo-Soprano Voice Solo, Alto Voice Solo, B, Soprano Voice Solo, Trp, 2 recorder-A, 2 Ob, Str, Continuo)
Opera seria in 3 acts. Composed by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759). Edited by J. Merrill Knapp. This edition: complete edition, urtext edition. Linen. Halle Handel Edition (HHA) Serie II, Band 8. Oper, Barock (Opera, Baroque). Score, study score. HWV 11. Duration 1 hour, 39 minutes, 59 seconds. Baerenreiter Verlag #BA04031. Published by Baerenreiter Verlag (BA.BA04031).
Item Number: BA.BA04031
ISBN 9790006443369. 33 x 26 cm inches. Language: Italian, Text Language: Italian. Text: nach Antoine Houdar de la Motte.
On 23 March 1715 Handel's fifth London opera received its triumphant premiere. The success of what was Handel's third opera about magic was based not only on the splendid new sets and costumes but also on the extraordinary richness of beautiful music which accompanied the dramatic experiences of the lovers Amadigi and Oriana in battle with the sorceress Melissa.
Amadigiwas probably written with the famous castrato Nicolini in mind, who sang the title role in the premiere. The opera remained regularly in the repertoire until 1717 with small changes caused by illness or a change of singers.Amadigiwas also performed several times in German in Hamburg between 1717 and 1720.
The new vocal score is based on volume II/8 of theHalle HandelEdition; the appendix contains all surviving variants from the original performances during Handel's lifetime.
- Based on the Urtext of theHalle HandelEdition
- Original Italian text with singing German translation
- Foreword (Ger/Eng)