The edition of Ariodante used in these performances is published by The English translation of the libretto is used with permission by. Hello I am new to this forum and also relatively new to the genre as well. I am looking forward to seeing Ariodante at the Barbican in May but in. Ariodante, HWV 33 (Handel, George Frideric) .. Librettist, Antonio Salvi (– ), after his earlier Ginerva principessa di Scozia (). after Orlando.

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In this climate of incessant striving, Handel began writing Ariodante, the first work presented in the brand-new Covent Garden Theatre to compete with a new troupe in which the famous castrato Farinelli was appearing.

The score, reflecting various influences, offers a genuine renewal of the language of music and a theatrical conception refocusing on expressing feelings, without artificial recourse to the wondrous. The high quality of the libretto freed Handel from a criticism often levelled at his works, in which the plot often seems confused with no real dramatic spirit.


Ariodante, HWV 33 (Handel, George Frideric)

This tale of thwarted love against a background of chivalry, stripped of parallel plots, leaves significant room for the description of nature. The orchestra becomes a full-fledged character who prolongs the echo of feelings that are afiodante developed with dazzling virtuosity.

After a mild reception and two centuries of oblivion, it was not until the baroque renaissance in the late 20th century that Ariodante finally met with success. Ariodante, in despair, flees the Court.

Unjustly accused, Ginevra loses her mind when she is disowned by her father. While he is believed dead, the libreho Prince witnesses an attempt to murder Dalinda, a witness who has become a hindrance for the wily Polinesso.

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He begins to think he has been deceived by appearances. His brother Lurcanio provokes Polinesso to a duel; the latter admits to his stratagem before dying. Ginevra, finally cleansed of any suspicion, recovers and can finally wed Ariodante. But they do not count on the prideful Duke Polinesso, whose advances she is forced to reject.


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To avenge himself, he convinces the credulous Dalinda to help him compromise Ginevra. Deceived by this stratagem, Ariodante decides to take his own life. Her father disowns her, and she goes mad. Ariodante is not dead.

He thwarts the assassins sent by the sinister Polinesso to kill Dalinda, the inconvenient witness. She admits everything to the young prince, who understands that aroidante has been deceived by appearances. Polinesso and Lurcanio face off in personal combat for the honour of the unfortunate Ginevra. Polinesso, defeated, confesses his betrayal before he dies. Dalinda finally accepts the love of Lurcanio, whom she will marry.

Ginevra regains her honour and her mind. Now nothing stands in the way of her union with Ariodante. Connect Ariodznte to your account. Community All comments Contributor list Columnist list. Act 3 Ariodante is not dead.

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