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

m = matinee


tuesday 01m
sunday 06m*limited availability 
saturday 12
friday 18

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 

Xerxes John Holiday
Arsamenes Allegra De Vita
Romilda Emily Pogorelc
Amastris Abigail Dock