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Amadigi HWV 11

Opera seria in 3 acts

By George Frideric Handel

2 soprano voice solos, mezzo-soprano voice solo, alto voice solo, bass voice, soprano voice solo, piano (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. Arranged by Martin Schelhaas. This edition: urtext edition. Paperback. Barenreiter Urtext. Oper (Opera). Vocal score. HWV 11. Duration 1 hour, 39 minutes, 59 seconds. Baerenreiter Verlag #BA04031-90. Published by Baerenreiter Verlag (BA.BA04031-90).

Item Number: BA.BA04031-90

ISBN 9790006550012. 27 x 19 cm inches. Language: Italian ,German. Translation: Michael Pacholke. 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.
"Amadigi"was 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."Amadigi"was also performed several times in German in Hamburg between 1717 and 1720.

The new vocal score is based on volume II/8 of the"Halle Handel"Edition; the appendix contains all surviving variants from the original performances during Handel's lifetime.

- Based on the Urtext of the"Halle Handel"Edition
- Original Italian text with singing German translation
- Foreword (Ger/Eng)

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- A reliable musical text based on all available sources
- A description of the sources
- Information on the genesis and history of the work
- Valuable notes on performance practice
- A Critical Commentary explaining all source discrepancies and editorial decisions

- Page-turns, fold-out pages, and cues where you need them
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    This is a fine vocal score of Handel's Amadigi with text in the original Italian language ( with notes in English and German ) . It is very clear to read , and it is complete. It's a worthwhile purchase for Handel opera enthusiasts.

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