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28/02/1728 George Frideric Handel's opera "Siroe, re di Persia" premieres in London

Siroe, re di Persia was George Frideric Handel's 12th opera for the Royal Academy of Music. It was written for the sopranos Francesca Cuzzoni and Faustina Bordoni. The story of the opera is a fictionalization of some events in the life of Kavadh II, King of the Sasanian Empire in 628 AD.


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