2 soprano voice solos, mezzo-soprano voice solo, alto voice solo, bass voice solo, piano (2 Soprano Voice Solo, Mezzo-Soprano Voice Solo, Alto Voice Solo, Bass Voice Solo, 2 recorder-A, Fl, 2 Ob, bassoon, 2 Hn, Str, Continuo)
Dramma per musica in 3 acts. Composed by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759). Arranged by Michael Pacholke. This edition: urtext edition. Paperback. Barenreiter Urtext. Vocal score. HWV 25. Baerenreiter Verlag #BA04058-90. Published by Baerenreiter Verlag (BA.BA04058-90).
Item Number: BA.BA04058-90
ISBN 9790006499328. 27 x 19 cm inches. Language: Italian, Text Language: Italian. Translation: Michael Pacholke. Text: Haym, Nicola Francesco.
Tolomeowas Handel's last opera for the Royal Academy of Music in London . Composed between March and 19 April 1728, it was premiered on 30 April. Handel revived the opera several times further: in 1730 in an extensive revision, with seven performances, and in 1733 with four performances.
The historical background is the dispute between Cleopatra III and her younger son Ptolemaio X Alexander I ( Tolomeo ). In 110 BC Cleopatra drove Tolomeo out of Egypt . She died, irreconciled to him, in 101 BC.
The new vocal score is based on theHalle Handel Edition(vol. II/20), published in 2000. The main part contains the version from the premiere. The extensive appendix also enables later versions to be performed.