Handel, G F - Tolomeo, Re di Egitto (HWV 25) (It) (Urtext).



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Händel, Georg Friedrich    (1685-1759)

Tolomeo, Re d'Egitto   HWV 25
Dramma per musica in tre atti. Klavierauszug nach dem Urtext der Hallischen Händel-Ausgabe (italienisch)
Instrumentation: 2 Soprano solo, Mezzo-soprano solo, Alto solo, Bass solo, 2 Alto recorder (f,g), Flute, 2 Oboe, Bassoon, 2 Horn, Strings, Basso continuo

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* Tolomeo was Handel’s last opera for the Royal Academy of Music in

“Tolomeo” was Handel’s last opera for the Royal Academy of Music in
London. Composed
between March and 19 April 1728, it was premiered on 30 April.
Handel revived the opera
several times further: in 1730 in an extensive revision, with seven
performances, and in 1733
with four performances.

The historical background is the dispute between Cleopatra III and
her younger son
Ptolemaio X Alexander I (Tolomeo). In 110 BC Cleopatra drove Tolomeo
out of Egypt.
She died, irreconciled to him, in 101 BC.

The new vocal score is based on the “Halle Handel Edition” (vol.
II/20), published in 2000.
The main part contains the version from the premiere. The extensive
appendix also enables
later versions to be performed.

- Based on the Urtext of the Halle Handel Edition

- Thoroughly revised, practical performing vocal score

- Italian text, with German singing translation

- Detailed foreword in two languages (German/English)


Additional Information:

Besetzung / Ensemble
Argomento / Vorbericht
The Argument
Index of Scenes / Verzeichnis der Szenen
Overture / Ouvertüre
Atto primo / Erster Akt
Atto secondo / Zweiter Akt
Atto terzo / Dritter Akt
Anhang / Appendix

Tolomeo Vocal score

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