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Operas by George Frideric Handel

Almira (1705)
Florindo (1708)
Rodrigo (1707)
Agrippina (1709)
Rinaldo (1711)
Il pastor fido (1712)
Teseo (1713)
Amadigi di Gaula (1715)
Acis and Galatea (1718)
Radamisto (1720)
Muzio Scevola (1721)
Floridante (1721)
Ottone (1723)
Flavio (1723)
Giulio Cesare (1724)
Tamerlano (1724)
Rodelinda (1725)
Scipione (1726)
Alessandro (1726)
Admeto (1727)
Riccardo Primo (1727)
Siroe (1728)
Tolomeo (1728)
Lotario (1729)
Partenope (1730)
Poro (1731)
Ezio (1732)
Sosarme (1732)
Orlando (1733)
Arianna in Creta (1734)
Oreste (1734)
Ariodante (1735)
Alcina (1735)
Atalanta (1736)
Arminio (1737)
Giustino (1737)
Berenice (1737)
Alessandro Severo (1738)
Faramondo (1738)
Serse (1738)
Giove in Argo (1739)
Imeneo (1740)
Deidamia (1741)
Semele (1744)
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For the opera by Étienne Méhul, see Ariodant. Etienne Henri (or Nicolas) Méhul (June 24, 1763 - October 18, 1817), was a French composer. ... Ariodant is an opera in three acts by the French composer Étienne Méhul first performed at the Théâtre Favart in Paris on 11 October 1799. ...


Ariodante (HWV 33) is an opera seria in three acts by Handel. The anonymous Italian libretto was based on a work by Antonio Salvi, which in turn was adapted from Canti 5 and 6 of Ludovico Ariosto's Orlando Furioso. Each act contains opportunities for dance, originally composed for dancer Marie Sallé and her company. Opera seria is an Italian musical term which refers to the noble and serious style of Italian opera that predominated in Europe from the 1720s to ca 1770. ... “Handel” redirects here. ... Antonio Ghislanzoni, nineteenth century Italian librettist. ... Statue of the poet in Reggio Emilia. ... Ruggiero Rescuing Angelica by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


The opera was first performed in the Covent Garden Theatre, London, on 8 January 1735. Ariodante opened Handel's first season at Covent Garden and successfully competed against the rival Opera of the Nobility, supported by the Prince of Wales. Handel had the tacit and financial support of the King and Queen and, more vocally, of the Princess Royal. The opera received 11 performances during its premiere season at Covent Garden.[1] The Floral Hall of the Royal Opera House The Royal Opera House is a performing arts venue in London. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... is the 8th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events April 16 - The London premiere of Alcina by George Frideric Handel, his first the first Italian opera for the Royal Opera House at Covent Garden. ... This article is about the title Prince of Wales. ...


Like Handel's other works in the opera seria genre, Ariodante, despite its initial success, fell into oblivion for more than two hundred years. An edition of the score was published in the early 1960s, from the Hallische Händel Ausgabe.[2] In the 1970s, the work began to be revived, and has come to be considered one of Handel's finest operas.


Charles Cudworth has discussd the influence of French dance music in the opera.[3] Winton Dean has noted that Act II of the opera, in its original version, is the only act in a Handel opera which ends with accompanied recitative.[4]

Contents

Roles

  • Ariodante (a vassal prince) - Mezzo Soprano
  • Ginerva (daughter of the King of Scotland, betrothed to Ariodante) - Soprano
  • Dalinda (attendant on Ginevra, secretly in love with Polinesso) - Soprano
  • Polinesso (Duke of Albany) - Alto
  • Lucarnio (Ariodante's brother)- Tenor
  • King of Scotland - Bass
  • Odoardo (favorite of the king) - Tenor

Synopsis

Ginevra, daughter of the King of Scotland, is betrothed to Ariodante. Polinesso, a jealous rival of Ariodante, wins the confidence of Ginevra's friend Dalinda. With Dalinda's unwitting help, Polinesso tricks Ariodante into thinking that Ginevra is his lover.


The King, hearing of Ginevra’s alleged infidelity, disowns her, while Ariodante is reported dead by suicide. Polinesso then sends his agents to kill Dalinda, as the only witness to his plot. But Ariodante, having met Dalinda while wandering in the woods, drives off the would-be assassins.


Polinesso, seeking to win the King’s favour, now offers to defend the honour of Ginevra in a tournament. In the combat, he is mortally wounded by Ariodante’s vengeful brother Lurcanio. Ariodante, having learned about Polinesso’s plot from Dalinda, now appears and offers himself as Ginevra’s champion. The dying Polinesso confesses his guilt and Ginevra is pardoned by the King.


Recordings

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References

  1. ^ a b Baxter, Robert (1985). "Ariodante". The Opera Quarterly 3 (3): 191-192. Retrieved on 2007-09-29. 
  2. ^ "J.A.W." (no full name given), "Reviews of Music: Collected Editions - Ariodante (edited by Karl-Josef Fürth) (January 1962). Music & Letters, 43 (1): pp. 83-84.
  3. ^ Cudworth, Charles, "Handel and the French Style" (April 1959). Music & Letters, 40 (2): pp. 122-131.
  4. ^ a b Dean, Winton, "Record Reviews: Ariodante" (January 1981). The Musical Times, 122 (1655): pp. 33-34.
  5. ^ Chisholm, Duncan, Review of Recordings of Ariodante and Serse (January 1982). Early Music, 10: (1): pp. 101, 103, 105.
  6. ^ Pines, Roger (1996). "Ariodante. George Frideric Handel". The Opera Quarterly 13 (2): 141-143. Retrieved on 2007-09-29. 

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FanFaire: Ariodante (257 words)
Ariodante, one of Handel's lesser known operas, is considered to be one of his most inspired works - and the cast that San Diego Opera put together proved that it is. Indeed what guaranteed its success was the excellent casting, comprised of the new generation's foremost interpreters of Baroque music.
In the opera, mezzo-soprano Vivica Genaux (in one of her growing list of "trouser" roles) is Ariodante, betrothed to his beloved Ginevra (soprano Rosemay Joshua).
He almost succeeds and the plot thickens: Ariodante attempts to end his life and Ginevra, falsely accused of infidelity, is desperately driven to madness.
Ariodante - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (209 words)
Ariodante (HWV 33) is an opera seria in three acts by Handel.
The opera was first performed in the Covent Garden Theatre, London, on 8 January 1735.
Ariodante opened Handel's first season at Covent Garden and successfully competed against the rival Opera of the Nobility, supported by the Prince of Wales.
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