Coming Home: Handel's 'Hercules' - Canadian Opera Company's Opera Exchange

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Friday, April 4th, 2014

Friday, April 4, 20149:30AM - 4:00PMThe Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility, Munk School of Global Affiars - 1 Devonshire Place
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1914-1918: The Making of the Modern World


The Canadian Opera Company’s Opera Exchange in partnership with the Munk School of Global Affairs present “Coming Home: Handel’s ‘Hercules.’” The ancient Greek tragedian Sophocles was also a war general who knew first-hand the devastating psychological traumas that imperiled returning veterans. This day-long symposium is inspired by the COC’s new production of ‘Hercules’ – Handel’s take on Sophocles’ play – in which celebrated director Peter Sellars creates a healing work dealing with the untold horrors of war and the unspoken complications of reunion.


Peter Sellars
Director of the Canadian Opera Company's production of Handel's 'Hercules'

Kip Pegley
Associate Professor, Musicology, Queen's University Faculty of Music

Susan McClary
Professor, Musicology, Case Western Reserve University Music Department

Brian Stewart
Journalist, Distinguished Senior Fellow, University of Toronto Munk School of Global Affairs

Brian Corman
Professor, University of Toronto Department of English


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