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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.