I have several of GF Handel's operas and oratorios, but I'm still hungry for more. I won't say which ones I have so the recommendations aren't influenced by that. Both oratorios and operas can be in the list. Thanks!
I almost missed this thread. Excellent suggestions above. I can suggest three well worth acquiring items on DVD/Blu-ray as follows for starters. You can also find sample clips on youtube for these productions. You can't go wrong with Mr Handel!
At this point, Messiah would have to be my favorite seeing as how it is the only one I'm pretty familiar with. But I've recently realized what an absolute treasure trove of Handel opera/oratorio music there is. I've listened to some of it in the past week and it's just brilliant. With the fact that there are 60 to 70+ operas/oratorios, i'd say it will be many, many years before I could truly choose my favorites.