Xerxes - Inside View Panel Discussion
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|Fri 25 Feb ’11, 6:15pm–7:00pm||
Where: The Civic, THE EDGE, Cnr Queen & Wellesley Sts, Auckland
Restrictions: All Ages
- Admission: Free
Event listed by: nzopera
Join special guest interviewer Jennifer Ward-Lealand as she hosts a panel discussion with selected members of the Xerxes cast and creative team, on stage and on set in the Civic Theatre.
Inside View is a free event hosted by The NBR New Zealand Opera and THE EDGE
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Handel’s Xerxes is an engaging comedy that traces the crazy trajectory of thwarted passions when two brothers and two sisters become rivals in love.
The opera features a stream of gorgeous melodies, including one of the world's most beautiful and recognisable arias, the famous 'Largo' or 'Ombra mai fu'. The exciting early music sound is authentically brought to life by Wolfgang Katschner and his acclaimed German orchestra the Lautten Compagney.
At the centre of all the action is Australian counter tenor Tobias Cole as Xerxes and soprano Tiffany Speight as Romilda. English counter tenor William Purefoy takes the role of Arsamene and we welcome back Kiwi mezzo-soprano Kristen Darragh as Amastre. Australian Roger Hodgman is directing, and we are thrilled to announce that Kiwi superstar designer Trelise Cooper has created the stunning costumes for the production, with set design by John Verryt.
Accompanied by the Lautten Compagney
with the Chapman Tripp Opera Chorus
A co-production with Victorian Opera
In association with the Auckland Arts Festival