Antonio Salvi's 'Arminio' is one of the best-loved operatic librettos of the Baroque period. Against the historical background of the so-called 'Battle of the Teutoburg Forest' in 9 AD in which the Cherusci leader Arminius as 'Liberator of Germany' (Tacitus) inflicted a devastating defeat on the Romans, Handel's opera, first performed in 1737, is about the disputes between the Chatti and the Cherusci. Arminius has married the daughter of his arch-enemy Segestes. When he is imprisoned, Segestes, who has conspired with the Romans, sees his opportunity for revenge. - Urtext edition based on the 'Halle Handel Edition' - Libretto in Italian with singable German translation - Comprehensive foreword (Ger/Eng) with important information on the history of the libretto as well as on the genesis and the performance history of the work. A detailed resume of the plot is also contained. - Extensive appendix with richly ornamented versions of two arias - Idiomatic piano reduction by Andreas Kohs - First performance in Halle in 2014.