HANDEL, G.F.: Serse (Xerxes) (Semperoper Dresden, 2000)


 

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Serse (Xerxes), HWV 40

Date of Production: 03-06-2000
Venue: Semperoper Dresden
Playing Time: 02:36:00
Catalogue Number: EuroArts5379
UPC: 880242537980

Synopsis

This beautiful production of Handel's Serse presents a tale of intrigue, deception and true love. Xerxes, King of the Persians (the magnificent Paula Rasmussen) and his brother Arsamenes (Ann Hallenberg) are in love with Romilda. Romilda, however, only has eyes for Arsamenes, as does her sister Atalanta. Add to the mix a spurned lover, a doting father and an idiotic servant (the hilarious Matteo Peirone), and one is confronted with tragedy, comedy and romance in equal measures. Superbly performed under the baton of Christophe Rousset and Les Talens Lyriques, this is an elegant and charming production with an outstanding cast.

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