Handel - Lucio Cornelio SIlla [BA10701-90]

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Händel, Georg Friedrich
Lucio Cornelio Silla HWV 10
Opera in 3 acts
- Urtext edition based on the “Halle Handel Edition”
- Extensive Preface (Ger/Eng)
- Idiomatic piano reduction (Ital/Ger)
Edition no.BA 10701-90
ISMN9790006502370
Volume / Series BÄRENREITER URTEXT
Editor: Best, Terence
Arranger: Köhs, Andreas
Language(s) of work: Italian, German
Language(s) of text: English, German
Product format: Vocal Score, Urtext edition
Binding: Paperback
Pages / Format XX, 131 S. - 27,0 x 19,0 cm

The libretto of what is likely Handel’s shortest opera – and apart from Mozart’s “Lucio Silla” the most important musical setting of the text – is based on Plutarch’s biography of Roman consul and dictator Lucius Cornelius Sulla. He is historically known for his reign of terror dominated by cruelty and violence, his excessive lifestyle as well as for his unexpected abdication followed by a withdrawal into private life. This surprising, voluntary relinquishment of power allowed Handel to adhere to the customary happy end (lieto fine) of the baroque opera.