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VenueLondon Coliseum
TownWest End
CountyGreater London
From16th November 2005
To15th December 2005
WhenNov 16,24,26, Dec 1,6,15 at 19:00. Nov 19 at 18:00
PricesFrom £10.00. To £81.00.
What is currently on at London Coliseum (V376)


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.
Author Handel
Lyrics Minato

Archive :: production:T1258282963, opera or operetta:S2127, venue:V376

Production details

Running time 3 hours 30 minutes


Corporate Sponsor Sky
Corporate Sponsor Artsworld
Company English National Opera
Director Nicholas Hytner
Director Michael Walling (revival director)
Conductor Noel Davies
Design David Fielding
Lighting Paul Pyant
Translation Nicholas Hytner
Performer Katarina Karneus (Xerxes)
Performer Lawrence Zazzo (Arsamenes - Nov 16/19/24/26/ Dec 1)
Performer Robin Blaze (Dec 6/15)
Performer Lucy Schaufer (Amastris)
Performer Sarah-Jane Davies (Romilda)
Performer Neal Davies (Ariodates)
Performer Sarah Tynan (Atalanta)
Performer Graeme Danby (Elviro)

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