Tolomeo, Re di Egitto (HWV 25) (Full Score hardback)

Handel, George Frideric

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Handel Tolomeo, Re di Egitto (HWV 25) (Full Score hardback)

Tolomeo was Handel’s last opera for the Royal Academy of Music in London.  Composed between March and 19 April 1728, it was premiered on 30 April. Handel revived the opera several times further: in 1730 in an extensive revision, with seven performances, and in 1733 with four performances.

The historical background is the dispute between Cleopatra III and her younger son Ptolemaio X Alexander I ( Tolomeo ).  In 110 BC Cleopatra drove Tolomeo out of Egypt.  She died, irreconciled to him, in 101 BC.

The extensive appendix also enables later versions to be performed.

Based on the Urtext of the Halle Handel Edition.

Also available: vocal score, and performance material to hire.

Pacholke, Michael
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Baerenreiter Germany

Additional Information

Baroque Period
Mixed Voices
Italian