XERXES Handel - Deutsche Oper am Rhein

On his military campaign abroad, an eccentric king is more concerned with conquering women than land. He always gets his way, until one day he falls for his brother’s secret lover.

Xerxes’ tactics, which he changes as often as his opulent costumes, allow his opponents little time to rest. This results in a ‘baroque Muppet Show,’ as the celebrated Norwegian director Stefan Herheim describes his spectacular stage production. After a bewildering series of games of love and intrigue, Handel’s opera ends with the insight that life is a theatre in which one cannot always choose one’s own role.

Streamed live on OperaVision on 1st February 2019 at 19:00 CET and for 6 months: http://bit.ly/XerxesEN

CAST

Xerxes: Valer Sabadus
Arsamene: Terry Wey
Amastre: Katarina Bradic
Ariodate: Torben Jürgens
Romilda: Heidi Elisabeth Meier
Atalanta: Anke Krabbe
Elviro: Hagen Matzeit
Chorus: Chorus of Deutsche Oper am Rhein
Orchestra: Neue Düsseldorfer Hofmusik

Music: Georg Friedrich Handel
Conductor: Konrad Junghänel
Director and designer: Stefan Herheim
Costume Designer: Gesine Völlm
Lighting Designer: Franck Evin
Chorus Master: Patrick Francis Chestnut
Dramaturg: Alexander Meier-Dörzenbach

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Date published 01 Feb 2019
Duration 02:58:01