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24/02/1730 George Frideric Handel's opera "Partenope" premieres in London

Partenope by George Frideric Handel premiered at the King's Theatre. The work is humorous in character and light-textured in music, with a plot involving romantic complications and gender confusion. It was Handel's 1st comic opera since the much earlier Agrippina, breaking away from the more traditional opera seria works.


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