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Hercules - George Frideric Handel

Information about the opera Hercules by George Frideric Handel, and the best recordings available on CD or DVD, or for download.

Recommended recordings on CD

Martini/Kooij/Wemyss (Naxos 8.557960-62)


A live recording from 2006.

Junge Kantorei, Frankfurt Baroque Orchestra, conducted by Joachim Carlos Martini, 2006.

Cast: Peter Kooij (Hercules), Nicola Wemyss (Dejanira), Knut Schoch (Hyllus), Gerlinde Sämann (Iöle).

Naxos 8.557960-62

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Minkowski/Saks/Otter (Archiv Produktion 469 532-2)

469 532-2

A superb recording, recorded live at the Théâtre de Poissy.

Choeur des Musiciens du Louvre, Les Musiciens du Louvre, conducted by Marc Minkowski.

Cast: Gidon Saks (Hercules), Anne Sofie von Otter (Dejanira), Richard Croft (Hyllus), Lynne Dawson (Iöle).

Archiv Produktion 469 532-2