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Alcinalocked

  • Anthony Hicks

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Opera in three acts by George Frideric Handel to an anonymous libretto after Cantos vi and vii of Ludovico Ariosto’s Orlando furioso, adapted from the libretto for Riccardo Broschi’s L’isola di Alcina (1728, Rome); London, Covent Garden Theatre, 16 April 1735.

Handel composed Alcina in the early months of ...

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