Ariodante (HWV 33) is an opera seria in three acts by George Frideric Handel. The anonymous Italian libretto was based on a work by Antonio Salvi, which in turn was adapted from Canti 5 and 6 of Ludovico Ariosto's Orlando Furioso. Each act contains opportunities for dance, originally composed for dancer Marie Sallé and her company.

Librettist Antonio Salvi (after Ludovico Ariosto's "Orlando Furioso")
Date of composition 1734
Premiered 1735, January 8th (Covent Garden Theatre) in London, UK
Type Opera Seria
Catalogue HWV 33
Spoken language Italian
Instruments Voice (Castrato) - Ariodante, a vassal prince
Voice (Soprano) - Ginevra, daughter of the King of Scotland, betrothed to Ariodante
Voice (Soprano) - Dalinda, attendant on Ginevra, secretly in love with Polinesso
Voice (Contralto) - Polinesso, Duke of Albany
Voice (Bass) - Rè di Scozia (King of Scotland)
Voice (Tenor) - Lurcanio, Ariodante's brother
Voice (Tenor) - Odoardo, favorite of the king
Autotranslations beta Georg Friedrich Haendel: Ariodante, HWV 33
Georg Friedrich Händel: Ariodante, HWV 33
Georg Friedrich Händel: Ariodante, HWV 33