||Riccardo Primo, re d'Inghilterra
||Riccardo Primo; Ριχάρδος Α΄ (Χαίντελ)
||WorldCat; Wikipedia; VIAF: 177336822; LCCN: nr98006642; GND: 300509510; BNF: 13913657p
||Handel, George Frideric
|Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No.
|I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No.
|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.
||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)
||Paolo Antonio Rolli, after Francesco Briani, 1710
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period
- Riccardo I (alto castrato)
Oronte (alto castrato)
- recorder, flute, bass flute or 2 chalumeaux, 2 oboes, bassoon
2 horns, 3 trumpets, timpani, strings, continuo (cello, lute, harpsichord)
||*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.