Lucio Cornelio Silla (HWV 10) (Full Score hardback)

Handel, George Frideric

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Handel Lucio Cornelio Silla (HWV 10) (Full Score hardback)
Opera in 3 Acts

The libretto of Handel’s shortest opera is based on Plutarch’s account of the life of the cruel Roman consul and dictator Lucius Cornelius Sulla.

He was a figure who went down in history above all for his reign of terror, his libertine life-style and his unexpected abdication and withdrawal to private life.  As Sulla voluntarily declined his rulership, Handel was able to provide a “lieto fine” – the happy ending typical of Baroque opera.

– Detailed preface by the editor (in German and English)

– Reflects the latest state of research

- Urtext of the Halle Handel Edition Series II/7

- Full score (BA10701-01) and vocal score (BA10701-90) available for sale

- Performance material available for hire (BA10701-72)


Best, Terence
Baerenreiter Germany

Additional Information

Baroque Period
Mixed Voices