William Christie, Luc Bondy, and Les Arts Florissants offer up a fine production of Handel’s opera ‘Hercules’ on Blu-ray from BelAir Classiques.
Christopher Hogwood’s legendary authentic version of Handel’s choral masterpiece receives a fabulous Pure Audio remastering.
This venerable version of Handel’s magnificent Messiah has been well remastered and, as a performance, is one of the best ever recorded.
Director Robert Carsen gives Handel’s early opera, Rinaldo, a serious makeover in this 2011 Glyndebourne projection. Recasting this heroic piece as a schoolboy fantasy actually comes to life in a video that is extremely well recorded.
A Wiener Staatsoper 2011 production of Handel’s Alcina provides a treasure trove of great singing and orchestral playing in this rarely heard masterpiece.
Christof Loy’s unconventional production of Handel’s oratorio Theodora is a stunning 3-hours of sight and sound. A superb cast and orchestra are ably led by Ivor Bolton in this 2009 Salzburg Festival performance.
Handel’s pastorale “masque” comes to life in a refreshing interpretation from Christopher Hogwood and the Royal Opera in an excellent high definition capture from Opus Arte.