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France : Europe/Paris

William Christie conducts Hercules by Handel at the Paris Opera


  • Les Arts Florissants
  • William Christie (Conductor)
  • Luc Bondy (Stage Direction)
  • Malena Ernman (Mezzo-soprano) : Lichas
  • Simon Kirkbride (Baritone) : Priest of Jupiter
  • Joyce DiDonato (Mezzo-soprano) : Dejanira
  • William Shimell (Baritone) : Hercules
  • Toby Spence (Tenor) : Hyllus
  • Ingela Bohlin (Soprano) : Iole


Musical Drama in three acts by Georg Friedrich Haendel (1685 - 1759)
Libretto by Thomas Broughton, based on Sophocles's 'Women of Trachis' and Ovid's 'Metamorphoses'
First performance in London, King's Theatre, 5 January 1745

Recording: Opéra national de Paris
Director: Vincent Bataillon
Duration: 03:09

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