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Staunton Music Festival: Handel's "Hercules"

The 2018 Summer Festival opens with a semi-staged performance of Handel’s powerful and rarely-heard operatic masterpiece, Hercules. Directed by Ethan Heard and featuring Peter Walker as Hercules and Sara Couden as the tragic Dejanira, Carsten Schmidt conducts this period-instrument performance. With Molly Netter (Iole), Scott Mello (Hyllus), and Daniel Moody (Lichas), select chorus, and the SMF Baroque Players.

Sponsored by Dave Perry-Miller
Doors open at 6:30 - Preconcert Talk at 6:40

*** Special dinner and conversation with opera director Ethan Heard at Aioli Restaurant, 5:00 pm.  To learn more or reserve a place, call Aioli at (540) 885-1414.


Photography by David Fung

Trinity Episcopal Church 214 W Beverley St, Staunton, VA 24401
7:30 pm Friday, August 10 28

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