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Home » Composers » German Composers » GF Handel » Handel Operas » Deidamia

Deidamia (1741)

By George Frideric Handel (Georg Friedrich Händel)

Score

Chrysander (HG) Score of Deidamia (pdf)

Recordings

Handel. Deidamia. (HWV 42, London 1741). Virgin 545 550-2 (3 CCCDs, June 2003). Reissued in July 2004 on on Virgin 545 669-2 (3 CDs). Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco. Deidamia: Simone Kermes, soprano; Ulisse: Anna Bonitatibus, mezzo-soprano; Achille: Anna Maria Panzarella, soprano; Nerea: Dominique Labelle, soprano; Fenice: Furio Zanasi, baritone; Licomede: Antonio Abete, baritone. Though frequently disparaged in the old literature, Handel's last opera was one of his best, though set on a libretto by Rolli after 17th Century models and not on Metastasio's popular Achille in Sciro libretto of 1736 for the wedding of Maria Theresa. This is an outstanding performance and recording. [5455502 (3 CCCDs - inherently defective medium - request an exchange if you have it): US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP]
5456692 (3 CDs): US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
Reissued with digital libretto on a 4th CD, June 2012. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
Handel. Deidamia. (HWV 42, London 1741). Mondo Musica MMH 80086 (Recorded 2002 but never released.) Alessandro de Marchi, Händelfestspielorchester des Opernhauses Halle. Deidamia: Ann Monoyios, soprano; Ulisse: Lucia Sciannimanico, mezzo-soprano; Achille: Akie Amou, soprano; Nerea: Anke Herrmann, soprano; Fenice: Martin Kronthaler, baritone; Licomede: Wolf Matthias Friedrich, baritone.

Related Operas

Ippolito Bentivoglio (librettist). Achille in Sciro (Ferrara 1663).

References

Winton Dean. Handel's Operas, 1726-1741 (Boydell Press 2006).

R. Strohm, "Handel and his Italian opera texts". Essays on Handel and the Italian Opera. (Oxford University Press 1985).

Links

Le magazine de l'opera-baroque page on Deidamia


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