Orlando (HWV 31) is an opera seria in three acts by George Frideric Handel written for the King's Theatre in London in 1733. The Italian-language libretto was adapted from Carlo Sigismondo Capece's L'Orlando after Ludovico Ariosto's Orlando Furioso, which was also the source of Handel's operas Alcina and Ariodante. More an artistic than a popular success at its first performances, Orlando is today recognised as a masterpiece.
Performances & Interviews
- Handel: Orlandohttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p027rzbt.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p027rzbt.jpg2014-09-19T17:48:00.000ZAnna Picard compares recordings of Handel’s opera Orlando and makes a recommendation.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p026zg9q
Handel: OrlandoAnna Picard compares recordings of Handel’s opera Orlando and makes a recommendation.