Xerxes

G. F. Händel

Piano
Clemens Flick

Serse
Valentina Stadler

Romilda
Marielou Jacquard

Arsamene
Tarik Bousselma

Atalanta
Anna Schors

Stage and Costumedesign
Mareike Hantschel

Sound
Max Baginski
Kyan Bayani
Martin Lutz
Marcus Thomas

February 2012
Tacheles
Berlin

Ombra mai fu di vegetabile cara ed amabile soave piú.

The planet is rotating. Everybody is rotating.
The planet is a machine. Everybody is a machine.
King Serse loves the peace he finds in music. But peace and quietness are not an emperor’s duties. In Ombra mai fu Serse sings about the ideal natural state. It’ s about being alone and it’s about the deep believe that just far away from the humans he can find happiness. But the idyll of peace and music will be fractured by the machinery of war and power… And by his constant need for love.

Never was a shade
 of any being dearer and more lovely,
or more sweet.

 

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