Deidamia, HWV 42 (Handel, George Frideric)
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Aria: Nel riposo e nel contento
Ebenezer Prout (1835-1909)
English / Italian
Nathan Haskell Dole (1852-1935), English text
Songs and Airs by George Frideric Handel, Volume II: For Low Voice.
Boston: Oliver Ditson Company, 1905. Plate ML-1137-5.
|Composer||Handel, George Frideric|
|Opus/Catalogue Number||HWV 42|
|Year/Date of Composition||1740|
|First Performance||1741-1-10 in London: Lincoln's Inn Fields Theatre
|Librettist||Paolo Antonio Rolli (1687-1765)|
|Instrumentation||vocal soloists (3 sopranos, alto, 2 basses), orchestra|
|External Links||Wikipedia article|
- 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.