|George Frideric Handel|
Alessandro Severo (Alexander Severus, HWV A13) 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 Arminio. Only the overture and recitatives (as well as the words) were new.
|Role||Voice type||Premiere Cast, 25 February 1738
|Sallustia||soprano||Elisabeth Duparc, "La Francesina"|
|Claudio||soprano||Margherita Chimenti, "La Droghierina"|
|Eurilla||mezzo-soprano||Maria Antonia Marchesini, "La Lucchesina"|
The opera is based upon the story of the Roman Emperor Alexander Severus.
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- Amadeus Almanac, accessed 5 June 2008
- Dean, Winton (2006), Handel's Operas, 1726-1741, Boydell Press, ISBN 1-84383-268-2 The second of the two volume definitive reference on the operas of Handel