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Winner of the Yorkshire Post Music Book Award 1987, this book examines all of Handel's operas. It takes the story as far as the spring of 1726, when the Italian singer Faustina Bordoni arrived in London, and covers Handel's first 17 surviving operas including many of the greatest and most successful. Each opera has a chapter to itself which includes: a full synopsis of the libretto (including the original stage directions; a comparison between the libretto and its literary and dramatic sources; a discussion of the music ...

Handel's Operas 1704-1726 1987, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780193152199