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Orlando(ii)locked

  • Anthony Hicks

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Opera in three acts by George Frideric Handel to an anonymous libretto adapted from Carlo Sigismondo Capece’s L’ Orlando (1711, Rome), after Ludovico Ariosto’ Orlando furioso; London, King’s Theatre, 27 January 1733.

Orlando was the only new opera of Handel’s season of 1732– 3. He wrote it during the first weeks of the season (which opened on 4 November with an adaptation of Leo’s ...

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