Contrary to the claims of the reference edition, Hercules is not an oratorio. Handel always wanted it to be considered a musical drama, and thus an opera in English. In order to reinforce the dramatic tension and to give Hercules its operatic colors, David Stern proposes an interpretation based on the original manuscript and the reworkings that Handel made in 1749 and 1752. Opera Fuoco & David Stern collaborate with the Chamber Choir of Namur to celebrate the 2024 Paris Olympic Games by honoring the greatest hero in Greco-Roman mythology.
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