HANDEL
HERCULES

SYMPHONY HALL

Continuing his acclaimed cycle of Handel oratorios, Harry Christophers leads all forces in Hercules, the tempestuous tale of the mighty hero returning home from war and reconnecting with the life he left behind. Jealousy, remorse, and one of the greatest mad scenes ever composed—it’s Handel at the peak of his powers.

Hercules includes some of the most powerfully dramatic of all Handel’s music.”

– Gramophone

FRIDAY, MAY 4, 2018 AT 7:30PM
SUNDAY, MAY 6, 2018 AT 3:00PM   

Harry Christophers, conductor
Jonathan Lemalu, bass (Hercules)
Catherine Wyn-Rogers, mezzo-soprano (Dejanira)
Amanda Forsythe, soprano (Iole)
Robert Murray, tenor (Hyllus)
William Purefoy, countertenor (Lichas)
Woodrow Bynum, baritone (High Priest)

Handel: Hercules

H+H Artistic Director Harry Christophers discusses the upcoming Handel Hercules program

Handel: Hercules “Where shall I fly”
Harry Christophers, conductor

Handel: Hercules “Crown with festal pomp” (chorus)
Les Musiciens du Louvre
Marc Minkowski, conductor