Orlando (HWV 31) is an opera seria in three acts by George Frideric Handel written for the King's Theatre in London in 1733. The Italian-language libretto was adapted from Carlo Sigismondo Capece's L'Orlando after Ludovico Ariosto's Orlando Furioso, which was also the source of Handel's operas Alcina and Ariodante. More an artistic than a popular success at its first performances, Orlando is today recognised as a masterpiece.

Librettist Carlo Sigismondo Capece , after Ludovico Ariosto's "Orlando furioso"
Date of composition 1732
Premiered 1733, January 27th (King's Theatre in the Haymarket) in London, UK
Type Opera Seria
Catalogue HWV 31
Spoken language Italian
Instruments Voice (Castrato) - Orlando, a knight
Voice (Soprano) - Angelica, Queen of Cathay
Voice (Soprano) - Dorinda, a shepherdess
Voice (Contralto) - Medoro, an African prince
Voice (Bass) - Zoroastro, a magician
Autotranslations beta Georg Friedrich Haendel: Orlando, HWV 31
Georg Friedrich Händel: Orlando, HWV 31
Georg Friedrich Händel: Orlando, HWV 31