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    St John's College Music Society (SJCMS) presents...

    Xerxes
    By George Frideric Handel

    20:15, Thu 9th – Fri 10th June 2022 at St John's College Chapel
    Easter Week 6

    Xerxes falls in love with Romilda after hearing her beautiful singing, not knowing that she is in love with his brother Arsamene. Upon discovering their affair, Xerxes banishes Arsamene and vows to take Romilda as his bride, despite being betrothed to Amastre. Chaos ensues, disguises are employed and lies are told. Can the brothers and couples survive their rivalries, Ariodate's clumsiness and Atalanta's trickery?

    Renowned for its sensational arias, including "Ombra mai fu" and "Crude furie degli orridi abbisi", Xerxes is one of Handel's most famous and beloved operas. This semi-staged production with full orchestra showcases some of Cambridge's finest singers and musicians in the stunning setting of St John's College Chapel.

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    Cast

    Romilda
    Arsamene
    Atalanta
    Amastre
    Ariodate
    Elviro

    Band

    Cello (Continuo) –
    Violin II –
    Violin II – ,
    Cello –
    Double Bass –
    Recorder I –
    Recorder II –
    Oboe I –
    Oboe II –
    Harpsichord –

    Production Team

    Musical Director
    Executive Director – ,
    Producer
    Assistant Musical Director
    Publicity Designer
    Photographer
    Libretto Translator –