Handel Oratorios

Handel Oratorios

Handel, who was born in Halle (now part of Germany), moved to London fairly early in his career with the intention of popularizing Italian opera there. Between 1711 and 1740, he composed a slew of operas, some of the greatest ever created. For a while, the English audience ate them…

A Bit About Handel Opera

A Bit About Handel Opera

Since my immersion in classical music, I’ve been nerding out on Handel.  A year ago, I would have wondered why in the world there are Handel societies. Now, I can’t imagine a world without them. So far I’ve listened at least twice to 26 of Handel’s operas and oratorios. Limiting…