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George Frideric Handel

George Frideric Handel

Acis, Galatea, & Polyphemus: Composer

George Frideric Handel (1685-1759) is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest composers of all time— writing enduring masterpieces in all musical genres of his time: operas, oratorios, concertos, and chamber music. He is well loved for such works as The Messiah, Water Music, The Royal Fireworks, and The Concerti Grossi, and also composed 42 operas

There has been a huge resurgence of performances of Handel operas during the past 40 years – operas such as Giulio Cesare, Rinaldo, Semele, Rodelinda, Alcina, Agrippina, Tamerlano, Acis and Galatea, Partenope, Ariodante, Orlando, and Xerxes are now produced regularly by major opera companies throughout the world.

Almost all his operas have been commercially recorded (some several times over) and are available on DVD.