Reviews 2010-2011

Reviews 2010-2011: (US) Opera Today Review: "Xerxes in San Francisco" by Michael Milenski (25 Nov 2011)

Contributed by Admin on Dec 08, 2011

No cuts, not a single one, nearly four hours of non-stop arias, and its only hit tune happens within the first five minutes.

It was a fine evening in the War Memorial Opera House, a rare visit by one of opera’s greatest dramatists, G.F. Handel now 326 years-old. San Francisco Opera welcomed his 273 years-old Xerxes with a production that is 26 years-old. …”

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