Title page of the wordbook for 'Almira', Handel's first opera (c) Stiftung Händel-Haus, Halle.


8th January 1705

ALMIRA, Königin von Castilien, or Der in Kronen erlangte Glücks-Wechsel (Almira, Queen of Castille, or The Change of Fortune Gained with a Crown) (HWV 1)

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The title page of Mainwaring's biography of Handel in which he mentions the favourable reception of Rodrigo


November 1707 (date unknown)

RODRIGO, or Vincer se stesso è la maggior vittoria (to overcome oneself is the greater victory) (HWV 5)

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