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The magnificent magic of Baroque theater on the stage of the Komische Oper Berlin: In the acclaimed production of Norwegian theater magician Stefan Herheim and under the musical direction of Baroque specialist Konrad Junghänel, Handel's opera Xerxes becomes a feast for the eyes, ears and all the senses.

Xerxes
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With great opulence and attention to detail, Herheim tells the story of the powerful Persian king Xerxes, who can move hosts and yet remains powerless in love, as a humorous play on performance conventions that is filled with the spirit of Handel's time and yet bridges the gap to today - "a theatrical marvel that proves how education and historically aware complexity of thought can enhance our capacity for pleasure" [FAZ].

3h 20 m incl. intermission

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Georg Friedrich HandelDramma per musica in Three Acts [1738] Libretto after Nicolò Minato and Silvio StampigliaGerman text version by Eberhard Schmidtin an arrangement by Stefan HerheimCo-production with Deutschen Oper am Rhein
Participating artists
Jean-Christophe Charron (Chöre)
Franck Evin (Licht)
Ingo Gerlach (Dramaturgie)
Stefan Herheim (Inszenierung)
Alexander Meier-Dörzenbach (Dramaturgie)
N.N. (Musikalische Leitung)
Heike Scheele (Bühnenbild)
Gesine Völlm (Kostüme)
N.N. (Xerxes)
N.N. (Arsamenes)
N.N. (Amastris)
N.N. (Atalanta)
N.N. (Ariodates)
N.N. (Elviro)
Chorsolisten und Komparserie der Komischen Oper Berlin
Es spielt das Orchester der Komischen Oper Berlin.
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