Riccardo Primo [Riccardo Primo, re d’Inghilterra (‘Richard I, King of England’)]
- Anthony Hicks
Opera in three acts by George Frideric Handel to a libretto by Paolo Antonio Rolli adapted from Francesco Briani’s Isacio tiranno (1710, Venice); London, King’s Theatre, 11 November 1727.
Handel composed a draft score of Riccardo Primo in the spring of 1727, completing it (according to the date entered in the autograph) on 16 May. It was written for the seven singers engaged for the Royal Academy’s opera season of ...