Ercole Amante

 

Francesco Cavalli Ercole Amante opera to libretto by Francesco Buti. Ballet music by Jean-Baptiste Lully. Directed 2009 by David Alden at De Nederlandse Oper (Musiektheater Amsterham). Stars Luca Pisaroni (Ercole or Hercules), Veronica Cangemi (Iole), Anna Bonitatibus (Giunone or Juno), Jeremy Ovenden (Hyllo or Hyllus), Anna Maria Panzarella (Deianira), Marlin Miller (Licco or Lichas), Umberto Chiummo (Nettuno/Tevere or Tiber/Spirit of Eutyro), Wilke te Brummelstroete (Bellezza or Hebe/Venere or Venus), Johannette Zomer (Cinzia/the Moon/Pasithea/Spirit of Clerita), Mark Tucker (Mercurio or Mercury/Spirit of Laomedonte), Tim Mead (Paggio/Spirit of Bussiride), Melanie Greve, Ineke Berends, Ivo Posti (Three Graces), Inez Hafkamp (Aura 1), Anneleen Bijnen (Aura 2), John van Halteren (Stream), Tomoko Makuuchi, Maartje de Lint, and Stephen Carter (Three Planets). Ivor Bolton conducts the Concerto Köln and the Chorus of De Nederlandse Opera (Chorus Masters Tim Brown and Martin Wright). Set design by Paul Steinberg; costume design by Constance Hoffman; lighting design by Adam Silverman; choreography by Jonathan Lunn. Directed for  TV by Misjel Vermeiren; TV production by Karin Elzendoorn. Released 2010, two-disc set has 5.0 dts-HD Master Audio sound. Grade: B-

Here is a nice YouTube clip---sorry  for those subtitles in Dutch: