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Valer Barna-Sabadus - Xerxes and Torben Jürgens - Ariodates (c) Hans Jörg Michel

Deutsche Oper am Rhein

Xerxes – 'Ich griff bei allem Streben'

Extracts | Handel

Act I. Amastre, a foreign princess who was promised to marry Xerxes, has disguised herself as a soldier in his army. She watches him as he receives Ariodate (Torben Jürgens) returning victorious from a campaign. Xerxes announces that he will reward the commander by having Romilda marry a man equal in rank to the King himself. Conducted by Konrad Junghänel, directed by Stefan Herheim.