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Libretto Alcina. Alcina. Locandina. ⚑? Dramma per musica. Libretto di. Antonio FANZAGLIA, ANONIMO. Musica di. Georg Friedrich HÄNDEL. Alcina. HWV Opera in tre atti. Musica di. George Frideric Handel. Libretto di anonimo adattato da “L’isola di Alcina” di Riccardo. Broschi. Alcina Handel Libretto Baroue opera words lyrics by guidolmb

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You alone do not know, that close these woods a thousand unhappy lovers, conversi on the air, in cold cliffs, in beasts? CHOIR This is the sky of content, this is the center of the goder; here is the Eliso de ‘viventi, here the hero forms the placer.

I am free, nor do I ask you forgiveness.

ligretto Enter Oronte, to whom Ruggiero makes the sword. She greets the strangers, and lavishly expands on her love for Ruggiero, asking him to show her guests her palace and estates.

I’m afraid; I leave you, and I sigh. Melisso recalls Ruggiero to reason and duty by letting him wear the magic ring: Morgana, who has all heard on the sidelines, looks angry at them. The opera contains several musical sequences with opportunity for dance: Melisso hastily contradicts her and Ruggiero becomes very confused.

Alcina pleads with them, but Ruggiero is deaf to her appeals and smashes the urn. The beautiful Alcina seduces every knight that lands on her isle, but soon tires of her lovers and changes them into stones, animals, plants, or anything that strikes her fancy. Appalled, he realizes he must leave, and sings the famous aria “Verdi prati” “Green meadows” where he admits that even though he knows the island and Alcina are mere illusion, their beauty will haunt him for the rest of his life.


Of pale Acheron inhabitant spirits, and of the night ministers of revenge, blind cruel daughters, come to me! Soon after, she returned to Paris in disgrace.

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I know well, that’s the parent, that your wicked fury has changed in fera. Ruggiero is to put on his armour, and pretending to long to hunt in the forest, make his escape. He then persuades her, against her will, to let him go hunting. Alcina tells Morgana that she plans to turn Ricciardo into an animal, just to show Ruggiero how much she really loves him.

My good escapes; you stop him deh!

Alcina Libretto

Bradamante guesses that Astolfo is now transformed into something, but she holds her peace and concerns herself with Ruggiero. In some productions, this aria is sung by Alcina. Views Read Edit View history. Hearts and Armour Also at Alcina’s court is a boy, Oberto, who is looking for his father, Astolfo, who was last seen heading toward this island.

Pouring meadows, wildernesses, you will lose libetto beauty. William Christie Les Arts Florissants. Although he is now free of the enchantment, he still mistrusts Alcina; and at his next meeting with Bradamante he cannot be sure that Alcina has not disgusied herself as Bradamante to keep him in her power. Alcina, who was aloof to alicna, now presents herself to Oberto; holds a dart in his hand. It is at this point that the audience realises that Alcina genuinely loves Ruggiero; from now until the end of the opera, she is depicted sympathetically.


We pray to you that pitiful, as long as I mar be quieted, allow it to remain.

But dinne, lice to us to bow the high queen? Oronte now brings news of librerto intentions of Ruggiero, Melisso and Bradamante to flee, and Alcina laments her fate. He wants to hug him, but he is rejected. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. After this the opera finishes swiftly.

When she has gone, the boy Oberto asks Melisso and Bradamante to help him to find his father, Asotlfo; it is clear to them though Oberto is ignorant of it librwtto he must have been changed into a wild beast, like so many others. Take my dart, Oberto, and defend yourself from that fair.

Where I liibretto my rai, sighing at my suspicion, you told me with a look: Part Room, which looks to the Alcina apartments. Go, insidious sorceress, of my beloved woman you will lie the form, and the speech. Or you feared larvae, to the known mper descend. Who teaches my dear father?

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Ruggiero breaks the urn, and suddenly precipitates, and disappears everything that appeared around, rising on those ruins the sea, which is seen from a vast and subterranean cavern, where many stones are shed in men, among which is Astolfowhich embraces Oberto. When he tells her that he must return to his duty and his qlcina, she contemptuously dismisses him, swearing vengeance.

They hug each other.