Händel, Georg Friedrich
Agrippina HWV 6
Opera in three acts
Edition no.
BA 4092-90
ISMN
9790006543717
Volume / Series
BÄRENREITER URTEXT
Editor
Sawyer, John E.
Arranger
Köhs, Andreas
Instrumentation of the work
Soloists, Orchestra
Orchestral scoring
Soli: SSSAAABBB – 2Bfl, 0, 2, 0, 0 – 0, 2, 0, 0 – Pk – Str – Bc
Language(s) of work
Italian, German
Language(s) of text
German, English
Product format
Vocal Score, Urtext edition
Binding
Paperback
Pages / Format
XIX, 350 S. - 27,0 x 19,0 cm
Handel’s “Agrippina” HWV 6 was performed with great success at the 2015 International Handel Festival in Göttingen (Germany) using the new Bärenreiter edition including the performance material and this vocal score.

“Agrippina” is the last opera that Handel completed and premiered in Italy. The excellent libretto is one of the few original opera libretti that he set to music. The plot is tightly constructed, the characters sharply etched and equipped with a wide range of human emotions.

Agrippina is married to her third husband, the Roman emperor Claudius. After he is presumed dead, she attempts with deception and intrigue to place her son Nero on the throne.

The vocal score includes all the numbers from the appendix of the full score. These were used either during the successful Venetian series of performances in 1709/10 or were deleted or replaced by other numbers, versions and variants.

• Urtext edition based on the “Halle Handel Edition”
• Includes a singing translation in German
• Extensive bilingual Foreword (Ger/Eng)
• Idiomatic uncluttered piano reduction
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