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An opera in three acts by HANDEL
Libretto by Paolo Rolli sung in Italian
Deidamia's companions, courtiers, people
ENGLISH CHAMBER Orchestra Led by Kenneth Sillito
Basil Lam (harpsichord continuo)
Leo Wurmser (harpsichord continuo) Bernard Richards (cello continuo) Conducted by ARNOLD GOLDSEROUGH
The action takes place on the island of Skyros at the beginning of the Trojan War. Act 1:
Scene 1. In front of the royal castle on the sea shore at Skyros
Scene 2. A garden room overlooking the surrounding countryside
Scene 3, A room


Paolo Rolli
Kenneth Sillito
Basil Lam
Leo Wurmser
Bernard Richards
Conducted By:
Arnold Goldserough
DEIDAMIA, daughter of King Lyco medes:
Heather Harper
NEREA, a princess and friend of Deidamia:
Doreen Murray
ACHILLES disguised as a girl under the name Pirra:
Jennifer, Vyvyan
ULYSSES, King of Ithaca under the name Antiloches:
Gerald English
Phoenix, King of Argos:
Joseph Ward
LYCOMEDES, King of Skyros:
Trevor Anthony

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