Scipione (HWV 20) - or Publio Cornelio Scipione - is an opera seria in three acts, with music composed by George Frideric Handel for the Royal Academy of Music (1719) in 1726. The librettist was Paolo Antonio Rolli. Handel composed Scipione whilst in the middle of writing Alessandro. It was based upon the life of Roman General Scipio Africanus. Its slow march is the regimental march of the Grenadier Guards and is played at London Metropolitan police passing out ceremonies.

Original Name Publio Cornelio Scipione
Librettist Paolo Antonio Rolli, after Antonio Salvi
Date of composition 1726
Premiered 1726, March 12th (King's Theatre in the Haymarket) in London, UK
Type Opera Seria
Catalogue HWV 20
Spoken language Italian
Instruments Voice (Castrato) - Scipione, commander of the Roman army
Voice (Castrato) - Lucejo, Spanish prince, in disguise in the Roman army
Voice (Tenor) - Lelio, Roman general
Voice (Soprano) - Berenice, prisoner
Voice (Soprano) - Armira, prisoner
Voice (Bass) - Ernando, King of the Balearic Islands and father to Berenice
Autotranslations beta Georg Friedrich Haendel: Scipione, HWV 20
Georg Friedrich Händel: Scipione, HWV 20
Georg Friedrich Händel: Scipione, HWV 20