With glittering vocal showpieces and moving arias, Handel's slant on the perils of romantic love juxtaposes the heroic and the comic, the serious and the playful. A Persian Ruler's infatuation is triggered by the singing of his general's daughter. So instead of concentrating on his planned campaign against the Greeks, Xerxes prefers to focus on the sexual conquest of his brother's beloved - with unexpected results.


Sarah Connolly, Artur Stefanowicz, Jean Rigby, Janis Kelly, Susan Gritton, Christopher Booth-Jones


Author: Handel
Lyrics: Minato
Company: English National Opera
Translation: Nicholas Hytner
Lighting: Paul Pyant
Design: David Fielding
Conductor: Noel Davies
Director: Nicholas Hytner
CORONAVIRUS: All UK venues closed on 16th March 2020, restrictions were lifted on 19th July 2021. Please note that iUKTDb archive listings between March 2020 and July 2021 may not be accurate as we did not receive details of all rescheduled and cancelled shows.


Xerxes (Opera or Operetta) production archive for QTIX code T01051491589. Details of all Xerxes archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S2127

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