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Rodelinda IT - 1725
George Frideric Handel 1685 - 1759 DE 3*
Opera seria : Serious, noble opera with formal conventions and ancient, heroic or mythological themes .
Libretto by Haym based on the play 'Pertharite, roi des Lombards' by Pierre Corneille
First performance at London, King’s Theatre on 13 February 1725
Italian libretto - German translation
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Rodelinda is often praised for the fullness of the melodic writing among Handel's output.