What are some of your favourite operas in the English language? I know for some, English is perhaps an awkward language for opera, but nonetheless many great pieces have been composed.
I shall start with a few. Perhaps the greatest of all English operas ever written.
Handel, Semele (1744)
Handel, Hercules (1744)
Both are categorised in his oeuvre as "oratorios" (historical reasons) but oratorios they ain't.
Does anyone have the following version of Hercules by William Christie (2006)?