Riccardo I, ré d'Inghilterra, HWV 23 (Handel, George Frideric)

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Editor Friedrich Chrysander (1826-1901)
Publisher. Info. Georg Friedrich Händels Werke. Band 74
Leipzig: Deutsche Händelgesellschaft, 1877. Plate H.W. 74.
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Publisher. Info. Manuscript, n.d.(ca.1729-35).
Misc. Notes Schrank II coll.
RISM 212001314
Contains movements of unknown composers
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Prelude (Act II, Sc.4)

For Trumpet and Organ (Rondeau)

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Arranger Michel Rondeau
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Misc. Notes These file(s) are part of the Werner Icking Music Collection.
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Vado per obbedirti

For Piano (Duncan)

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Misc. Notes The 1727 Audience Wordbook transcribed for convenient modern use.

The separate language pages are more precise transcripts for study purposes.

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General Information

Work Title Riccardo Primo, re d'Inghilterra
Alternative. Title
Name Translations Riccardo Primo; Ριχάρδος Α΄ (Χαίντελ)
Name Aliases Riccardo I.
Authorities WorldCat; Wikipedia; VIAF: 177336822; LCCN: nr98006642; GND: 300509510; BNF: 13913657p
Composer Handel, George Frideric
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. HWV 23
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IGH 426
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 acts
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1727-05-16
First Performance. 1727-11-11 in London, King's Theatre in the Haymarket
Riccardo I: Francesco Bernardi, called "Senesino" (alto-castrato)
Costanza: Francesca Cuzzoni (soprano)
Pulcheria: Faustina Bordoni (soprano)
Oronte: Antonio Baldi (alto-castrato)
Berardo: Giovanni Battista Palmerini (bass)
Isacio: Giuseppe Maria Boschi (bass)
Librettist Paolo Antonio Rolli, after Francesco Briani, 1710
Language Italian
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation voices, orchestra
Riccardo I (alto castrato)
Costanza (soprano)
Pulcheria (soprano)
Oronte (alto castrato)
Berardo (bass)
Isacio (bass)


recorder, flute, bass flute or 2 chalumeaux, 2 oboes, bassoon
2 horns, 3 trumpets, timpani, strings, continuo (cello, lute, harpsichord)
External Links Wikipedia article
Libretto (Italian)
Extra Information *Originally, the part of the Bohemian prince Corrado (an ally of Richard I) was slated for the contralto Anna Dotti. However, due to a postponement of the opera until the next season, the role of Corrado had to be removed as Dotti was no longer a member of the opera company.