Handel's Hercules

Luc Bondy (stage director), William Christie (music director) — With William Shimell (Hercules) and Joyce DiDonato (Dejanira)

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Luc Bondy — Stage director
Richard Peduzzi — Set designer
Rudy Sabounghi — Costume designer
Dominique Bruguière — Lighting
Ingela Bohlin — Iole
Joyce DiDonato — Dejanira
Malena Ernman — Lichas
Simon Kirkbride — Jupiter's Priest
William Shimell — Hercules
Toby Spence — Hyllus
François Bazola — Chorus director
William Christie — Conductor

Program notes

William Christie and Les Arts Florissants, masters of Baroque music, join forces with director Luc Bondy in Paris to stage this brilliant, lesser-known masterwork by Handel. Superstar mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato shines as Hercules’ wife Dejanira, performing her demanding part with “affecting intensity and tireless stamina” (The New York Times).

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Directed by:
Vincent Bataillon
Venue: Palais Garnier (Paris, France)
Production date: 2004
Duration: 3 h 9 min
Production: © Bel Air Media – Opéra de Paris – SEF Munich
Resolution: Full HD