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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. Sung in Italian with English surtitles.

Performers Jake Arditti (Xerxes), Tai Oney (Arsamenes), Lucinda Stuart (Amastris), Jon Stainsby (Ariodate), Alice Privett (Romilda), Abbi Temple (Atalanta), Matthew Durkan (Elviro), Chiara Vinci (chorus), Laurence Panter (chorus).
Author Handel. Lyrics Minato. Producer Longborough Festival Opera. Conductor Jeremy Silver. Director Jenny Miller. Design Faye Bradley. Lighting Anna Sbokou. Choreographer Michael Spenceley. Director Rebecca Hanbury (assistant).


Xerxes (Opera or Operetta) production archive for QTIX code T1840296364. Details of all Xerxes archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S2127

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