Deidamia, HWV 42 (Handel, George Frideric)

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Editor Friedrich Chrysander (1826–1901)
Publisher. Info. Georg Friedrich Händels Werke. Band 94
Leipzig: Deutsche Händelgesellschaft, 1885. Plate H.W. 94.
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Publisher. Info. Kassel: Bärenreiter, n.d.(ca.1940).
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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-1137-5.
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Work Title Deidamia
Alternative. Title
Composer Handel, George Frideric
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. HWV 42
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 Acts
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1740
First Performance. 1741-1-10 in London: Lincoln's Inn Fields Theatre
Deidamia - Elisabeth Duparc, called "La Francesina" (soprano)
Nerea - Maria Monza (soprano)
Achille - Miss Edwards (soprano)
Ulisse - Giovanni Battista Andreoni (alto-castrato)
Fenice - William Savage (bass)
Lycomede - Henry Theodore Reinhold (bass)
Librettist Paolo Antonio Rolli (1687-1765)
Language Italian
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation vocal soloists (3 sopranos, alto, 2 basses), orchestra
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Misc. Comments

  • Acts I and II composed 27 October - 7 November 1740, Act III composed 14 - 20 November 1740.
  • The second performance on 10 February 1741 was the last performance of a Handel opera under the composer's direction.