It's a great recording, but I don't like Joan Sutherland. Her voice don't fit this music. Kiby is great Orchestra is great, I love Handel's music. They whom record it shold replace Joan Sutherland with a other singer. She sing with too much vibrato. I have more than 3500 cd's of classical music. From the antikk to modern classics. So listen other recording. Listen to Hercules with Anne Sofie von Otter. Kirby, Kozena and other. They sing more in the baroqe way. Joan Sutherland is more Bel Canto (Donizetti, Rossini and Bellini) NOT BAROQUE And NOT HANDEL!!!!!!!!! This not one of my best barque recording only because of Joan Sutherland. She's broaken this record from being one of the best Handel recording. Beware..... Baroque lover. That's reason why I only give this 3 star rating.