APRIL 5 - 30, 2014

Peter Sellars returns to direct a dream cast in his acclaimed
production of Handel's timeless and poignant tragedy.




Excerpt from Hercules, Archiv 469 532-2.
Les Musiciens du Louvre; Choeur des Musiciens du Louvre, Marc Minkowski, conductor. Gidon Saks, Anne Sofie von Otter, Richard Croft.

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"Peter Sellars melts boundaries with his art, and this Hercules… merges us all into a vision of life and redemption which is his own special gift to his audience...a tableau of intense, real, human emotion, which, even at its most extreme, is approachable and powerfully direct. In this, he has been aided by a cast of brilliant actor/singers, who bring to life every word, every nuance, every trill, every accent of Handel’s score… a thoroughly modern vision of peace and hope"— The Globe and Mail 

“Wildly striking…an evening that seared the soul… performances as magnificently sung as they are completely felt… Sellars helps all of them achieve a depth that is inspiring to behold” – Toronto Star

"This may be the strongest COC cast I’ve ever heard" — Barczablog



APRIL 5 to 30, 2014

On stage at the Four Seasons Centre, 145 Queen St. W., Toronto.
Performance time is approximately three hours, 15 minutes including one intermission.
Sung in English with English SURTITLES™.

Conductor: Harry Bicket
Director: Peter Sellars
Set Designer: George Tsypin
Costume Designer: Dunya Ramicova

Hercules: Eric Owens
Dejanira: Alice Coote
Lichas: David Daniels
Hyllus: Richard Croft
Iole: Lucy Crowe

New COC co-production with Lyric Opera of Chicago

Top: Alice Coote as Dejanira, David Daniels as Lychas and Eric Owens as Hercules in the Canadian Opera Company production of Hercules, 2014, COC. Photo: Michael Cooper. 

Thumbnail:  A scene from the Canadian Opera Company production of Hercules, 2014, COC. Photo: Michael Cooper

Generously underwritten in part by Anne and Tony Arrell,
and Donald E. O'Born

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