Rodelinda, regina de' Longobardi (HWV 19) is an opera seria in three acts composed for the first Royal Academy of Music by George Frideric Handel. The libretto is by Nicola Francesco Haym, and was based on an earlier libretto by Antonio Salvi set by Giacomo Antonio Perti in 1710. Salvi's libretto originated with Pierre Corneille's play Pertharite, roi des Lombards (1653), based on the history of Perctarit, king of the Lombards in the 7th century. Rodelinda has long been regarded as one of Handel's greatest works.

Original Name Rodelinda, regina de Longobardi
Librettist Nicola Francesco Haym, after Antonio Salvi, 1710, from Pierre Corneille's "Pertharite, roi des Lombards"
Date of composition 1725 (1724-1725)
Premiered 1725, February 13th (King's Theatre in the Haymarket) in London, UK
Type Opera Seria
Catalogue HWV 19
Spoken language Italian
Instruments Voice (Soprano) - Rodelinda, Queen of Lombardy
Voice (Castrato) - Bertarido, usurped King of Lombardy
Voice (Tenor) - Grimoaldo, Duke of Benevento, Bertarido's usurper
Voice (Contralto) - Eduige, Bertarido's sister, betrothed to Grimoaldo
Voice (Castrato) - Unulfo, Bertarido's friend and counsellor
Voice (Bass) - Garibaldo, Grimoaldo's counsellor, duke of Turin
Silent Role - Flavio, Rodelinda's son
Autotranslations beta Georg Friedrich Haendel: Rodelinda, HWV 19
Georg Friedrich Händel: Rodelinda, HWV 19
Georg Friedrich Händel: Rodelinda, HWV 19