About the Show/Event
Information for Xerse at Cockpit Theatre, Inner London (Opera or Operetta). Minato's plot outline is loosely based on Book 7 of Herodotus's Histories. The opera, consisting of a prologue and three acts, was first performed at Venice on the 12 January 1654, at the Teatro SS Giovanni e Paolo. Performed in Italian with English Surtitles.
Performers Cedric Meyer (Archlute/Baroque Guitar), Biraj Barkakati (Xerse), Sophie Levi (Romilda - some dates), Alexandra Bork (Romilda - some dates), Helen May (Amastre), Rosemary Carlton-Willis (Adelanta), Alex Masters (Elviro), Kieran White (Ariodate), Sarah Parkin (Eumene), John Holland-Avery (Periarco), Katie Dobson (Clito), Marcio da Silva (Aristone).
Music Francesco Cavalli. Lyrics Nicolo Minato. Company Ensemble OrQuesta. Director Marcio da Silva. Musical Director Marcio da Silva. Musical Director Kieran Staub (harpsichord). Design Christian Hey.