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Deidamia HWV 42

Opera in 3 acts

By George Frideric Handel

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Solo voices, choir, orchestra (3Soprano Voice Solo, Mezzo Voice Solo, 2 Bass Voice Solo, SATB Choir, 2 Ob, bassoon, 2 Hn, 2 Trp, timpani, Str, Continuo)
Opera in 3 acts. Composed by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759). Edited by Terence Best. This edition: complete edition, urtext edition. Linen. Halle Handel Edition (HHA) Series II, Volume 41. Score. HWV 42. Duration 3 hours. Baerenreiter Verlag #BA04070. Published by Baerenreiter Verlag (BA.BA04070).

Item Number: BA.BA04070

ISBN 9790006495870. 33 x 26 cm inches. Language: Italian. Text: nach Paolo Antonio Rolli.

Handel's"Deidamia"was premiered on 10 January 1741 only a few weeks after"Imeneo".
The librettist Paoli Rolli , a previously unsucessful librettist for Handel, delivered with his finest work"Deidamia". On 10 February 1741 the third and final opera performances of this work took place under Handel's direction. Oddly enough"Deidamia"would not be performed again until the beginning of the 20th century. This opera is based on the themes of humour and seriousness. The personal harmonising of Heroism (Achilles) and Love ( Deidamia ) build on the essential dramatic features of this work."Deidamia"is the last great opera in a series of masterpieces:"Orlando","Poro","Ezio","Ariodante","Alcina","Serse"and"Imeneo".

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  • Zur Edition 
  • Vorwort 
  • Faksimiles 
  • Libretto-Druck, John Chrichley, London 1741 
  • Deutsche Ubersetzung 
  • Besetzung 
  • Verzeichnis der Szenen 
  • Ouverture 
  • Atto primo 
  • Atto secondo 
  • Atto terzo 
  • Anhang Aria Nr. 6: Erste Fassung 
  • Aria Nr. 10: Erste Fassung 
  • Atto I, Scena V, Takte 1-4: Erste Fassung 
  • Aria Nr. 14, Takte 17-62: Erste Fassung 
  • Aria Nr. 28, Takte 16-33: Erste Fassung 
  • Aria Nr. 34 Erste Fassung 

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