Partenope ("Parthenope", HWV 27) is an opera by George Frideric Handel, first performed at the King's Theatre in London on 24 February 1730. Although following the structure and forms of opera seria, the work is humorous in character and light-textured in music, with a plot involving romantic complications and gender confusion. A success with audiences at the time of its original production and then unperformed for many years, Partenope is now often seen on the world's opera stages.

Librettist Silvio Stampiglia
Date of composition 1730
Premiered 1730, February 24th (King's Theatre in the Haymarket) in London, UK
Type Opera Seria
Catalogue HWV 27
Spoken language Italian
Instruments Orchestra
Voice (Soprano) - Partenope, Queen of Naples
Voice (Castrato) - Arsace, Prince of Corinth
Voice (Contralto) - Rosmira/Eurimene, beloved of Arsace
Voice (Contralto) - Armindo, Prince of Rhodes
Voice (Bass) - Ormonte
Voice (Tenor) - Emilio, Prince of Cumae
Autotranslations beta Georg Friedrich Haendel: Partenope, HWV 27
Georg Friedrich Händel: Partenope, HWV 27
Georg Friedrich Händel: Partenope, HWV 27