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Alcina IT - 1735
George Frideric Handel 1685 - 1759 DE 3*
Opera seria : Serious, noble opera with formal conventions and ancient, heroic or mythological themes .
Libretto based on 'Orlando Furioso' by Ariosto
First performance at London, Covent Garden Theatre on 16 April 1735
Italian libretto - Spanish translation
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Both this work and Ariodante were part of Handel's first opera season at Covent Garden.