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Xerxes = Serse : dramma per musica

Author: Silvio StampigliaMichael HampePhilip BehrensNiccolò MinatoPaula RasmussenAll authors
Publisher: [Germany] : EuroArts, [2005]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : Italian
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A presentation of Handel's opera, a complex love story set in Persia. The plot revolves around the competition between Serse, King of Persia, and his brother, Arsamene, over the love of Romilda. Although Serse is betrothed to the princess Amastre, he falls in love with Romilda and attempts to win her away from his brother. Romilda's sister, Atalanta, also in love with Arsamene, thickens the plot by purposely  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Filmed operas
Nonfiction films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Silvio Stampiglia; Michael Hampe; Philip Behrens; Niccolò Minato; Paula Rasmussen; Ann Hallenberg; Patricia Bardon; Marcello Lippi; Isabel Bayrakdarian; Sandrine Piau; Matteo Peirone; Christophe Rousset; George Frideric Handel; Ludwigshafener Theaterchor.; Talens lyriques.; EuroArts Music International GmbH.
OCLC Number: 63183632
Language Note: Sung in Italian; with optional subtitles in English, German, French, Italian or Spanish.
Notes: Based on a libretto by Nicolò Minato; adapted by Michael Hampe.
Program notes in English, German and French ([13] p.) in container.
Credits: Sets and costumes, Carlo Tommasi ; light designer, Mario Thomann.
Performer(s): Paulua Rasmussen (Xerxes) ; Ann Hallenberg (Arsamene) ; Patricia Bardon (Amastre) ; Marcello Lippi (Ariodate) ; Isabel Bayrakdarian (Romilde) ; Sandrine Piau (Atalanta) ; Matteo Peirone (Elviro) ; Ludwigshafener Theaterchor ; Les Talens lyriques ; Christophe Rousset, conductor.
Event notes: Recorded in performance June 2-3, 2000, Semperoper, Dresden.
Description: 1 videodisc (160 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD-9; NTSC, Region 0 (worldwide); full screen (4:3) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1, PCM Stereo sound.
Other Titles: Serse
Responsibility: George Frideric Handel ; libretto, Silvio Stampiglia ; directed for [the] stage by Michael Hampe ; video director, Philip Behrens ; Dresdner Musikfestspiele 2000.

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A presentation of Handel's opera, a complex love story set in Persia. The plot revolves around the competition between Serse, King of Persia, and his brother, Arsamene, over the love of Romilda. Although Serse is betrothed to the princess Amastre, he falls in love with Romilda and attempts to win her away from his brother. Romilda's sister, Atalanta, also in love with Arsamene, thickens the plot by purposely misleading the thwarted lovers in the hope of gaining Arsamene for herself.

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