In the Temple of the Sun Artaserse, surrounded by his nobles, swears to maintain the rights, laws, and customs of his subjects and is about to pledge this by drinking from a sacred cup, unaware that Artabano has poisoned the drink. Semira blames Mandane for being heartless, but Mandane too is devastated by the news of Arbace’s death, and accuses Semira of not understanding her pain. In triumph of casting and repertoire, Pinchgut Opera is proud to present four-time Grammy Award-nominated queen of opera Vivica Genaux with an all-star cast. Artabano is led off in chains. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Through various accidents which supply the episodes that adorn the present drama , in the end his treason is exposed and the safety of Artaxerxes is assured, which exposure and assurance are the main action of the drama. Erin Helyard Conductor and Harpsichord. Click to print Opens in new window Click to email this to a friend Opens in new window Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Click to share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Pinterest Opens in new window Click to share on Tumblr Opens in new window.

Semira realises that insulting Mandane has not made her feel any better. This performance will run for approximately 3 hours and 15 minutes including an interval. Artabano reveals his plans to kill the whole royal family and make Arbace king. As the young lovers express their love for each other and their despair at Arbace’s banishment, Artabano arrives carrying a bloody sword. Artabano throws his sword away and is detained by the guards. Retrieved from ” https:

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. As Mandane heads back into the palace, Artabano arrives carrying a bloody sword.

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Artaserse, the King’s younger son, arrives with his guards. Loading comments… Trouble loading?

This one — http: The plot deals with the moral poera of an absolute monarch. The lone tenor plays the main villain Artabano, as typical of Baroque Italian operas, where the broken male voice is usually assigned to villains and servants. However, Artaserse, who had long been a friend of Arbace, doubts his guilt. There is always the trouble of how to keep the drama lively and compelling, rather than being static or bogged down in trying to do too much.


Artabano then draws his sword and is about to kill Artaserse, but Arbace grabs the poisoned sacred cup and threatens to commit suicide by drinking from it if Artabano goes ahead. Will she stand by him, and what is the truth? Artabano confesses the murder to Arbace and exchanges his bloody sword for that of Arbace. Semira asks Megabise to spare her from the marriage operaa he truly loves her, but Megabise refuses. Semira, Arbace’s sister, enters as Artaserse prepares to leave. Thanks for pointing it out.

Non temer ch’io mai ti dica.

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Ross Graham Lighting Designer. Dynopsis the prison, Arbace continues to lament his cruel fate. But the main suspect is Arbace, Artaserse’s closest friend and lover of his sister, Mandane. Semira enters, and Artabano forces her to marry Megabise against her will. Vivica Genaux stars as Mandane, beloved of Arbace, who is accused of murdering her father to ascend to his throne.


Meanwhile, Mandane is conflicted by her feelings for Arbace. Megabise enters and notices Artabano’s hesitation. March 13, July 13, You are commenting using your Twitter account.

It is a very visually beautiful production, with colourful and elaborate costumes, sumptuously bright colours, exaggerated but ornate attention to detail, simply but elegant painterly sets, atmospheric lighting and inventive use of mirrors.

Amalo e se al tuo sguardo. Given the evidence, Mandane thinks that Arbace must be the murderer. However, Mandane doubts that Artabano will actually carry out the punishment against his son.

Megabise is also in love with Semira and declares his love for her, but Semira is already in love with Artaserse and is unable to reciprocate Megabise’s feelings.


Sign in to save searches and organize your favorite content. The cast are very good. Artaserse expresses apprehension at operaa to kill his own brother, but Artabano declares that a son who murders his father is no son.

Artaserse believes that he is doing the right thing by releasing Arbace, and continues to believe in Arbace’s innocence. Order by newest oldest recommendations. However, Artaserse is reluctant to kill his friend, and envies Artabano for his mental strength to condemn his own son synipsis question. Per quel paterno amplesso.

I still live in hope that the Royal Opera House might revive the Arne version which, despite the ghastly 18th-century English translation, seems from photos to have been the most visually magnificent production of the opera ever staged.

Was this review helpful to you? Semira expresses her shock, but Megabise is indifferent, declaring that it does not matter who is on the throne.

The chameleonic Prina is on fine form as a white-haired old man, chewing the scenery at every opportunity.

Se del fiume altera l’onda. Serse has opposed their marriage and banished Arbace from the palace. Megabise then escorts the women in. Artaserse, king of Persia, must bring his father’s murderer — in reality Artabano — to justice. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends.

Right from the off, he has some seriously complicated music: As far as I know there is only one recorded aria the duet, I think available to listen to at the British Library — but it would be very exciting to hear more if more’s available.