Rinaldo HWV 7a; Opera in three acts.
Version of 1711.
This was Handel’s first opera for London, first performed at the theatre in the Haymarket in February 1711. It was strong in both music (including recomposed versions of some movements that Handel had previously written for his operas in Italy) and staging: a contemporary described the opera as ‘filled with Thunder and Lightening, Illuminations and Fireworks’.
- Urtext of the Halle Handel Edition.
- Full score (BA4033) & vocal score (BA4033-90) available for sale.
- Performance material (BA4033-72) available for hire