The Gramophone Choice. Joyce DiDonato (mez) Ariodante Karina Gauvin (sop) Ginevra Sabina Puértolas (sop) Dalinda Marie-Nicole. Handel, a German composer, became a superstar in London, England, by writing Italian operas. Ariodante, one of his best, was premiered in.

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It then went unperformed until a revival in Stuttgart in Creative Commons Attribution 3. See the previous hwndel of World of Opera or the full archive. It was actually written in English, because Handel, though born in Germany, made his musical fame — along with a considerable fortune — during the many decades he spent in London.

Scandal in Scotland: Handel’s ‘Ariodante’

Lurcanio is also in the garden, hidden handek the shadows to eavesdrop. Editor Friedrich Chrysander — Ogn’uno acclami bella virtute Chorus Polinesso, with an eye to succession to the throne if he is successful, offers himself.

Ginevra falls into a fitful, disturbed sleep Ballet of Good and Bad Dreams. Hearing cries, Ariodante finds Dalinda, who is being held by thugs hired by Polinesso, with orders to kill her, as she is the only witness to his plot to discredit Ginevra.


Marc MinkowskiLes Musiciens du Louvre. The anonymous Italian libretto was based on a work by Antonio Salviwhich in turn was adapted from Canti 4, 5 and 6 of Ludovico Ariosto ‘s Orlando Furioso. He sets out immediately for the palace with her.

The Gramophone Choice: Handel’s Ariodante

Contents 1 Performances 1. Polinesso and Lurcanio fight, Lurcanio mortally wounds Polinesso who is carried away by Odaordo.

Al sen ti stringo e parto Act III 2. The music for the leading soprano, Ginevra, is “outstanding”, according to Paul Henry Langmoving from joy to despair and back again to happiness. E senza il ferro? Sa trionfar ognor virtute in ogni cor Chorus. Retrieved 30 May Retrieved 4 August A word book arioddante for these two performances has the Italian text of the interpolated arias, but not an Hadel translation as there was not time to prepare and publish one.

The opera received 11 performances during its premiere season at Covent Garden. By latethings had changed.

Handel House – Handel’s Operas: Ariodante

Ariodante goes off in utter despair; Polinesso, swearing devotion to Dalinda, gloats over the success of his ruse. This recording is of the version as first staged, with a couple of exceptions: Al sen ariofante stringo e parto.


Tu preparati a morire but Lurcanio comes from the shadows and advises Ariodante to live, and seek revenge Aria: The ariodanet Dalinda agrees. Farinelli took the ariosante in his only recorded performance in a Handel opera. But just then a second champion arrives on the scene. Meanwhile, in the royal gardens, Ariodante and Ginevra, exchanging vows, are given the blessing of the King, who intends to make Ariodante his successor.

The King has refused even to see his daughter until a champion for her can be found.

Lurcanio, who has been surprised to arkodante his brother talking with the disliked Polinesso, had also concealed himself and is watching events. Dalinda, who is secretly in love with Polinesso, advises him that his rival is Prince Ariodante but also advises him that all he has to do is open his eyes to see someone else who loves him Aria:

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