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Deutsche Oper am Rhein

Deutsche Oper am Rhein

Xerxes – 'Ombra mai fu' 

Extracts | Handel

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.

The full performance is no longer available but other material about the production can be found here.