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Flavio, Rè de'Longobardi (1723)

By George Frideric Handel (Georg Friedrich Händel)


Handel. Flavio, Rè de'Longobardi. (HWV 16, London 1723). Chandos 0773 (2 CDs, October 2010). Details / Booklet with libretto and English translation by Peter Jones (pdf). Christian Curnyn, Early Opera Company. Guido: Iestyn Davies, countertenor; Flavio: Tim Mead, countertenor; Emilia: Rosemary Joshua, soprano; Teodata: Hilary Summers, contralto; Vitige: Renta Pokupic; soprano; Ugone: Thomas Walker, tenor; Lotario: Andrew Foster-Williams, bass. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Handel. Flavio, Rè de'Longobardi. (HWV 16, London 1723). Harmonia Mundi HMC 901312/13 (2 CDs 1990). René Jacobs, Ensemble 415. Flavio: Jeffrey Gall, countertenor; Guido: Derek Lee Ragin, countertenor; Emilia: Lena Lootens, soprano; Teodata: Bernarda Fink, contralto; Vitige: Christina Högman, soprano; Ugone: Gianpaolo Fagotto, tenor; Lotario: Ulrich Messthaler, bass. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP

Reissued as HMX2901312/13 (2003): US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP

Handel. Flavio, Rè de'Longobardi. (HWV 16, London 1723). Czech Handel Society (2 CDs 1999). Ondřej Macek, Cappella Accademica Praha. Order information and audio samples on the Czech Handel Society website. I haven't heard this recording.

Related Operas

Luigi Mancia. Flavio Cuniberto (Rome 1696). This is the version of the libretto adapted by Haym for Handel. Strohm suggests that it may have been adapted by Silvio Stampiglia. The libretto was written by Matteo Noris and originally set by Partenio for Venice in 1682.


Winton Dean & J. Merrill Knapp. Handel's Operas, 1704-1726. (Oxford University Press 1995 (1987)).

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


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