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Love - requited, unrequited, star-crossed and fulfilled.A tangled web of lovers get caught in the romantic crossfire as they plot, connvive and scheme in Handel's glorious opera Xerxes.
Best known for its exquisite opening aria sung to a tree, this witty comedy bristles with thwarted passions. King Xerxes and his brother Arsamene are in love with Romilda. But she and her manipulative little sister Atalanta both love Arsamene. Meanwhile, Xerxes' jilted fiancée Amastre stalks the scene, disguised as a man, looking for revenge.
Opera Theatre Company celebrates the 250th anniversary of Handel’s death with his most popular opera Xerxes sung in English and directed by Michael Moxham. Opera Theatre Company’s ensemble performs the captivating score, with Music Direction by Andrew Synnott. Design is by Sarah Bacon with lighting design by Kevin Treacy.
Building on its well-deserved reputation for site-specific work with the triumphant Fidelio (Kilmainham Gaol), Stabat Mater (Valentia Island) and most recently the critically acclaimed Pelléas & Mélisande, Opera Theatre Company will perform Handel's gloriously melodic music in yet another stunning location: The Guinness Storehouse. Staged in Association with Temple Bar Cultural Trust as part of the Dublin Handel Festival.
Love, lust and revenge reign in Opera Theatre Company's production of the wonderful Acis & Galatea. Beautiful Galatea is blissfully happy with her handsome lover Acis, but the brutal giant Polyphemus is determined to destroy their relationship and win her for himself.
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Spend an evening in the company of Opera Theatre Company's Young Associate Artists enjoying well-known and well-loved songs and arias.
Proms & Prams in the afternoon, Sunday July 5th.
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