Title

Alcina

Document Type

Music Program

Publication Date

11-27-2007

Publication Title

UNLV Opera Theatre

Publisher

College of Fine Arts: Department of Music

First page number:

1

Last page number:

16

Abstract

Alcina was written at a time in Handel's career in London when the company faced competition from a rival company and a resulting financial pinch. There was no loss in the master's artistry, however. Premiered at the new theatre at Covent Garden in 1735, Alcina was sufficiently successful to be revived for the following two seasons. It inexplicably fell into an extended period of neglect thereafter, to be revived once again by Franco Zeffirelli for the young Joan Sutherland in 1957.

Disciplines

Music | Music Performance

Language

English

Comments

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