For the past month we've followed director Peter Sellars, conductor Harry Bicket and the cast of Hercules as they rehearsed together for the first time in three years to recreate Sellars' emotional production of Handel's great opera. During rehearsals we had the opportunity to chat with bass-baritone Eric Owens (Hercules), mezzo-soprano Alice Coote (Dejanira), countertenor David Daniels (Lichas), soprano Lucy Crowe (Iole) and tenor Richard Croft (Hyllus) about the artistic process as they step back into the shoes of the complex characters they brought to life in Chicago in 2011.
Inside Opera: Hercules Part One
Featuring interviews with Peter Sellars, Eric Owens, David Daniels, Alice Coote and Richard Croft.
Inside Opera: Hercules Part Two
Featuring interviews with conductor Harry Bicket and Lucy Crowe.
Hercules runs until April 30 at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. Click here for more information or buy tickets today.
Photo: Eric Owens as Hercules in the Canadian Opera Company/Lyric Opera of Chicago (LOC) co-production of Hercules, 2011, LOC. Photo: Dan Rest
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Sara Fulgoni in the COC production of Bluebeard's Castle. Photo: Michael Cooper © 2001