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Tolomeo, Re dEgitto HWV 25
Dramma per musica in three Acts
By George Frideric Handel

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Solo voices, orchestra (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 three Acts. Composed by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759). Edited by Michael Pacholke. This edition: complete edition, urtext edition. Linen. Halle Handel Edition (HHA) Serie II, Band 22. Complete edition, Score. HWV 25. Duration 2 hours, 30 minutes. Baerenreiter Verlag #BA04058_00. Published by Baerenreiter Verlag (BA.BA04058).

Item Number: BA.BA04058

ISBN 9790006495672. 33.1 x 25.6 cm inches. Text Language: Italian. Nicola Francesco Haym.

“ Tolomeo ” was 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 the “Halle 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.

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  • Zur Edition 
  • Vorwort 
  • Auffuhrungen und Besetzungen 
  • Konkordanz 
  • Faksimiles 
  • Libretto-Druck London 1728 
  • Deutsche Ubersetzung des Librettos 
  • Tolomeo, Re d'Egitto: Besetzung, Verzeichnis der Szenen, Ouverture, Atto primo, Atto secondo, Atto terzo, Anhang 
  • Kritischer Bericht 

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