Handel began his musical career in his native Germany, but soon became frustrated with the lack of opportunities to write what he loved the most--operas. After going to Italy, the country where operas were invented and were still popular, Handel had a long and successful career in London, England. While in London he continued to write Italian operas, and (after operas fell out of favor) many oratorios.
Handel's best known work is the oratorio, Messiah, which includes the famous "Hallelujah Chorus."
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