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List of George Frideric Handel Operas

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List of popular George Frideric Handel operas, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This George Frideric Handel operas list includes the names of all George Frideric Handel operas, so if you're an opera lover you might recognize many of these historic operas. This famous George Frideric Handel operas list contains various bits of information, such as what language they were composed in and what genre the popular George Frideric Handel opera falls under. There are a lot of well-known George Frideric Handel operas out there so this list is a great way to learn about the ones you haven't heard of before.

Composers include everything from Giulio Cesare to Agrippina.

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  • Acis and Galatea

    Acis and Galatea is a musical work by George Frideric Handel with an English text by John Gay. The work has been variously described as a serenata, a masque, a pastoral or pastoral opera, a "little...  more
  • Admeto, re di Tessaglia is a three-act opera written for the Royal Academy of Music with music composed by George Frideric Handel to an Italian-language libretto prepared by Nicola Haym. The story is...  more
  • Agrippina is an opera seria in three acts by George Frideric Handel, from a libretto by Cardinal Vincenzo Grimani. Composed for the 1709–10 Venice Carnevale season, the opera tells the story of...  more
  • Alceste

    Alceste is a masque or semi-opera by George Frideric Handel. It was written as incidental music to a lost play by Tobias Smollett, which was rehearsed at Covent Garden Theatre but never performed....  more
  • Alcina

    Alcina is an opera seria by George Frideric Handel. Handel used the libretto of L'isola di Alcina, an opera that was set in 1728 in Rome by Riccardo Broschi, which he acquired the year after during...  more
  • Alessandro, is an opera composed by George Frideric Handel in 1726 for the Royal Academy of Music. Paolo Rolli's libretto is based on the story of Ortensio Mauro's La superbia d'Alessandro. This was...  more
  • Alessandro Severo is an opera by George Frideric Handel composed in 1738. It is one of Handel's three pasticcio works, made up of the music and arias of his previous operas Giustino, Berenice and...  more
  • Almira

    Almira, Königin von Castilien is George Frideric Handel's first opera, composed when he was 19 years old. It was first performed in Hamburg in January 1705....  more
  • Amadigi di Gaula is a "magic" opera in three acts, with music by George Frideric Handel. It was the fifth Italian opera that Handel wrote for London and was composed during his stay at Burlington...  more
  • Arianna in Creta is an opera seria in three acts by George Frideric Handel. The Italian-language libretto was adapted by Francis Colman from Pietro Pariati's Arianna e Teseo, a text previously set by...  more
  • Ariodante is an opera seria in three acts by George Frideric Handel. The anonymous Italian libretto was based on a work by Antonio Salvi, which in turn was adapted from Canti 5 and 6 of Ludovico...  more
  • Arminio is an opera composed by George Frideric Handel....  more
  • Atalanta is a pastoral opera in three acts by George Frideric Handel composed in 1736. It is based upon the mythological female athlete, Atalanta, the libretto being derived from the book La Caccia...  more
  • Berenice is an opera in three acts by George Frideric Handel to an Italian libretto, written in Italy in 1709 and originally entitled Berenice, regina d'Egitto, by Antonio Salvi. It was first...  more
  • Deidamia

    Deidamia is an opera in three acts composed by George Frideric Handel to an Italian libretto by Paolo Antonio Rolli. It premiered on 10 January 1741 at Lincoln's Inn Fields Theatre, London....  more
  • Ezio is an opera seria by George Frideric Handel to a libretto by Metastasio. Metastasio's libretto was partly inspired by Jean Racine's play Britannicus. The same libretto had already been set by...  more
  • Faramondo is an opera in three acts by George Frideric Handel to an Italian text adapted from Apostolo Zeno's Faramondo....  more
  • Flavio, re de' Longobardi is an opera seria in three acts by George Frideric Handel. The Italian-language libretto was by Nicola Francesco Haym, after Matteo Noris's Il Flavio Cuniberto. It was...  more
  • Floridante is an opera seria in three acts by George Frideric Handel. The Italian-language libretto was by Paolo Antonio Rolli after Francesco Silvani's libretto for Marc'Antonio Ziani dramma per...  more
  • Florindo

    Der beglückte Florindo is an opera composed by Handel at the request of Reinhard Keiser, the manager of the Hamburg Opera. It was first performed at the Theater am Gänsemarkt in January 1708. It was...  more
  • Giove in Argo

    Giove in Argo is an Italian opera by George Frideric Handel. It is one of Handel's three pasticcio works made up of music and arias from his previous operas. The libretto was written by Antonio Maria...  more
  • Giulio Cesare in Egitto, commonly known simply as Giulio Cesare, is an opera seria in three acts composed for the Royal Academy of Music by George Frideric Handel in 1724. The libretto was written by...  more
  • Giustino is an opera seria in three acts by George Frideric Handel. The opera was first given at the Covent Garden Theatre in London on 16 February 1737.The Italian-language libretto was adapted from...  more
  • Hercules is an opera by George Frideric Handel....  more
  • Il pastor fido is a pastoral tragicomedy set in Arcadia by Giovanni Battista Guarini, first published in 1590 in Venice....  more