DetailsWritten for the greatest singers of the day, it dazzles with a treasure trove of tearful and brilliant arias, many of which are regularly performed in concert. It is the romantic story of a 10th century German Emperor overcoming battles on land and sea to wed his Byzantine bride. It features an unusually rich exploration of the characters and, in the extraordinary second act, a dramatic sea cave setting. Fully staged performance sung in English.
Lyrics: Nicola Francesco Haym
Conductor(s): Denys Darlow, Michael Rosewell