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Händel - Curtis

Alcina (1735)

Duration: 204 minutes
Dramma per musica in three acts, edited by Alan Curtis

Libretto adapted from Riccardo Broschi's 'L'isola di Alcina', author of libretto unknown (I)

Scoring
2S,A,2CT(S,M),T,B; mixed chorus; ballet; 0.2rec.2.0.1-2.0.0.0-dr-continuo.strings.
Abbreviations (PDF).


Territory
This work is available from Boosey & Hawkes for the world.

Repertoire Note
As with Complesso Barocco’s Ariodante, the new edition of this even more popular opera should be welcomed by musicians interested in historically informed performance. Indications of articulation have been made consistent wherever the intention is clear in the sources, and appoggiature have been suggested and bass figures added where necessary.


Moods
Dramatic


Subjects
Magic/Mystery, Relationships, Literary


Recommended Recording
DiDonato / Beaumont / Gauvin / Prina / Rensburg / Cherici / Priante / Il Complesso Barocco / Alan Curtis
DG Archiv (2007)





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