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Semele

Composer:
George Frideric Handel
Original Language:
English
Librettist:
William Congreve
Description:
Opera in III Acts
Notes:

Based on Ovid’s “Metamorphoses”; text originally written as an
opera-book and later altered into an Oratorio.

Time:
Mythological times
Place:
The Temple of Juno at Thebes
Role Voice Part Classification
Semele Soprano L
Jupiter Tenor L
Juno Contralto L
Ino Contralto F
Athamas Male Alto F
Somnus Bass F
Cadmus Bass S
Iris Soprano S
Apollo Tenor B
Chief Priest of Juno Bass B
Juno/Ino Contralto L
 
Minimum Chorus:  20
Divisi:  SATB