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Xerxes – 'Ombra mai fu' 

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King Xerxes (Valer Sabadus) admires his favourite plane tree as he rests under its beloved and sweetly treasured shade. Originally written for a castrato, ‘Ombra mai fu’ is now one of the most popular arias in the countertenor repertoire.

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