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  • Anthony Hicks

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Opera in three acts by george frideric Handel to a libretto anonymously adapted from antonio Salvi ’s Ginevra, principessa di Scozia (1708, Pratolino) after ludovico Ariosto ’s poem, Orlando furioso, cantos iv–vi; London, Covent Garden Theatre, 8 January 1735.

Ariodante was the first new opera produced by Handel in his first season at Covent Garden Theatre. It was mostly written between 12 August and ...

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