Giacomo Rossi was an Italian poet, translator and librettist who settled in London early in the 18th century and wrote librettos for George Frideric Handel, between 1710 and 1729.
Rossi's name is also mentioned with for the libretto of Amadigi di Gaula, or assisting in Poro re dell'Indie and Lotario. The result of this latter work is unusually concise and easily understandable for a baroque opera. Rossi not only shortened the recitatives for Handel, but improved the text by shortening, rearranging and rewriting it. Almost half of the text was new.
- Handel By Edward J. Dent
- Handel: tercentenary collection By Stanley Sadie, Anthony Hicks
- Dean, W. & J.M. Knapp (1987) p. 182.
- Dean, W. & J.M. Knapp (1987) p. 264.
- Dean, W. & J.M. Knapp (1987) p. 274.
- Dean, Winton (2006), p. 173.
- Dean, Winton (2006), p. 140.