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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The ancient Greek tragedian Sophocles
was also a war general who knew first-hand
the devastating psychological traumas that
imperilled returning veterans. With Hercules –
Handel’s take on Sophocles’ play – Sellars
creates a healing work in which the untold
horrors of war and the unspoken complications
of reunion find their voice.
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
New COC co-production with Lyric Opera of Chicago
Top: Alice Coote as Dejanira and Lucy Crowe as Iole in the Canadian Opera Company/Lyric Opera of Chicago (LOC) co-production of Hercules, 2011, LOC. Photo: Dan Rest
Thumbnail: Alice Coote as Dejanira in the Canadian Opera Company/Lyric Opera of Chicago (LOC) co-production of Hercules, 2011, LOC. Photo: Dan Rest