Berenice, HWV 38 (Handel, George Frideric)



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Publisher Info. Montréal: Les Éditions Outremontaises, 2014
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piupianissimo (2010/5/1)

Editor Friedrich Chrysander (1826–1901)
Publisher. Info. Georg Friedrich Händels Werke. Band 90
Leipzig: Deutsche Händelgesellschaft, 1883. Plate H.W. 90.
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For the first edition of the Overture, published by Walsh, see Overtures (Handel, George Frideric)

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Publisher. Info. Manuscript, n.d.
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Aria: Sì, tra i ceppi

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Editor Ebenezer Prout (1835-1909)
Language English / Italian
Translator Nathan Haskell Dole (1852-1935), English text
Publisher. Info. Songs and Airs by George Frideric Handel, Volume II: For Low Voice.
Boston: Oliver Ditson Company, 1905. Plate ML-1134-5.
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Publisher. Info. Montréal: Les Éditions Outremontaises, 2009
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General Information

Work Title Berenice
Alternative. Title Berenice, regina d'Egitto
Composer Handel, George Frideric
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. HWV 38
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 Acts
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1736-12-18 to 1737-1-27
First Performance. 1737-5-18 in London: Covent Garden Theatre
    • Berenice: Anna Maria Strada del Pò (soprano)
    • Selene: Francesca Bertolli (contralto)
    • Alessandro: Gioacchino Conti, called "Gizziello" (soprano-castrato)
    • Demetrio: Domenico Annibali (alto-castrato)
    • Arsace: Maria Caterina Negri (contralto)
    • Fabio: John Beard (tenor)
    • Aristobolo: Henry Theodore Reinhold (bass)
First Publication. 1737 ?
Librettist Antonio Salvi (1664-1724)
Language Italian
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation vocal soloists (2 sopranos, 3 altos, tenor, bass), orchestra
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Misc. Comments

  • Adapted from Salvi's Berenice, regina d’Egitto (1709).