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Teseo (‘Theseus’)locked

  • Anthony Hicks


Opera in five acts by George Frideric Handel to a libretto by Nicola Francesco Haym adapted from Philippe Quinault’s Thésée (1675, Paris); London, Queen’s Theatre, 10 January 1713.

Teseo – the standard modern Italian pronunciation of ‘Teseo’ has the accent on the second syllable, but in Handel’s time the older form with the accent on the first syllable was still current – was Handel’s third opera for London and in its combination of heroic and magical elements was clearly designed to repeat the success of ...

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