Handel's Xerxes

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San Francisco Opera presented the company premiere of George Frideric Handel’s Xerxes with this performance, staged in October 2011. Clever comedy is intertwined with tender poignancy in this tale of unrequited love and intrigue at a royal court. The cast features mezzo-soprano Susan Graham in the title role, countertenor David Daniels as Arsamenes, soprano Lisette Oropesa as Romilda, soprano Heidi Stober as Atalanta, contralto Sonia Prina as Amastris and bass-baritones Wayne Tigges as Ariodates and Michael Sumuel as Elviro.

CAST:

Xerxes    Susan Graham
Romilda   Lisette Oropesa
Arsamenes   David Daniels
Atalanta   Heidi Stober
Amastris   Sonia Prina
Ariodates   Wayne Tigges
Elviro    Michael Sumuel

 

CONDUCTOR:  Patrick Summers
STAGE DIRECTOR:  Nicholas Hytner
SAN FRANCISCO OPERA ORCHESTRA & CHORUS  
CHORUS DIRECTOR: Ian Robertson