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Performance

VenueLondon Coliseum
TownWest End
CountyGreater London
From15th September 2014
To3rd October 2014
WhenSep 15,20,24,26, Oct 1,3 at 19:00
What is currently on at London Coliseum (V376)

Xerxes

XerxesT039762722
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:T039762722, opera or operetta:S2127, venue:V376

Production details

Sung in English with English surtitles. Running time: 3hrs 30mins

Company

Company English National Opera
Conductor Michael Hofstetter
Director Nicholas Hytner
Director Michael Walling (revival)
Design David Fielding
Lighting Paul Pyant
Other Nicolo Minato (librettist)
Other Silvio Stampiglia (librettist - revised)
Translation Nicholas Hytner
Performer Alice Coote (Xerxes)
Performer Andrew Watts (Arsamenes)
Performer Sarah Tynan (Romilda)
Performer Rhian Lois (Atalanta)
Performer Catherine Young (Amastris)
Performer Adrian Powter (Elviro)
Performer Neal Davies (Ariodates)

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