Alexander the great was a popular opera character, his success as a King and military commander in the 17th and 18th century served as comparison with living rulers, and his love life provided stimulation for amorous episodes. Handel's Alessandro tells how love and politics collide with each other. First, Alexander is the King, by Macedonia, presented as a reckless abandon soldier and power-conscious rulers. However, it may be between two Do not choose women. He loves Roxane and masquerading for reasons of power Lisaura, a Scythian Princess Love above. This Alessandro was an all-star cast: the Castrato Senesino sang the title role, the at the time most famous singers as Roxane and Lisaura struggled to win the favor of Alexander: Francesca Cuzzoni was already firmly committed to Handel's first opera Academy, she sang the Lisaura and Faustina Bordoni She made her debut in London as Roxane. The huge success of Alessandro could however not hide the fact that the high fees of the vocal troika were in the long run not to finance and the first Handel's Opera Academy was closed two years later, 1728,.