La resurrezione, HWV 47 (Handel, George Frideric)

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Editor Friedrich Chrysander (1826–1901)
Publisher. Info. Georg Friedrich Händels Werke. Band 39
Leipzig: Deutsche Händelgesellschaft, 1878. Plate H.W. 39.
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Work Title La resurrezione, HWV 47
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Composer Handel, George Frideric
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. HWV 47
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 2 Acts
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1708
First Performance. 1708-4-8
Librettist Carlo Sigismondo Capece (1652-1728), court poet to Queen Maria Casimira of Poland, who was living in exile in Rome.
Language Italian
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation 2 Sopranos, alto, tenor, bass, orchestra
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Misc. Comments

  • Arcangelo Corelli led the orchestra in the first performance.
  • At the second performance, the role of Mary Magdalene was sung by a castrato owing to papal complaint, as women were forbidden to perform on the public stage in Rome. The replacement castrato was named "Pippo soprano della Regina," or Pippo, castrato in the former Queen Casimiri's service.