July 15 - August 18, 2017

G.F. Handel/Nicol Minato & Silvio Stampiglia 

Countertenor John Holiday returns in the title role of one of the most brilliant scores in the Baroque repertory. History's fierce Persian conqueror turns his attention to domestic affairs in a plot in which romantic attraction threatens to obliterate fraternal loyalty.

Presented in Italian with projected English text.

This production is generously sponsored by the Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Charitable Trust.


saturday 15
monday 17m^
thursday 20


tuesday 01m
sunday 06m^ 
saturday 12**
friday 18

m = matinee

^limited availability
**SOLD OUT: Please contact the box office at 607-547-2255 to be added to the waitlist. 

Above: John Holiday as Xerxes. Photo: Karli Cadel




Conductor Nicole Paiement
Director Tazewell Thompson
Sets John Conklin
Costumes Sara Jean Tosetti
Lighting Robert Wierzel
Hair & Makeup J. Jared Janas & Dave Bova
Projected Text Kelley Rourke

Xerxes John Holiday Jr.
Arsamenes Allegra De Vita
Romilda Emily Pogorelc
Amastris Abigail Dock
Atalanta Katrina Galka
Ariodates Brent Michael Smith
Elviro Calvin Griffin