HÄNDEL: Lucio Cornelio Silla


Vocal Score


Lucio Cornelio Silla by Händel. Vocal Score / libretto.
– Urtext edition based on the “Halle Handel Edition”
– Extensive Preface (Ger/Eng)
– Idiomatic piano reduction (Ital/Ger)

Bärenreiter Edition.

“The libretto of what is likely Handel’s shortest opera – and apart from Mozart’s “Lucio Silla” the most important musical setting of the text – is based on Plutarch’s biography of Roman consul and dictator Lucius Cornelius Sulla. He is historically known for his reign of terror dominated by cruelty and violence, his excessive lifestyle as well as for his unexpected abdication followed by a withdrawal into private life. This surprising, voluntary relinquishment of power allowed Handel to adhere to the customary happy end (lieto fine) of the baroque opera.”

Additional information

Weight 420 g
Dimensions 27 × 19 × 1.2 cm