Xerxes By Georg Friedrich Handel National tour, until March 7 Reviewed by Dick O’Riordan

21st February, 2009

Opera Theatre Company has always flown the Handel flag with pride, and has clocked up an impressive series of productions. This year , it is commemorating the 250th anniversary of the composer’s death with a trilogy of his operas.

Of these, Xerxes is now the best known outside of Giulio Cesare in Egitto, if only for the fact that it includes what is probably Handel’s best-loved aria, Ombramai fu. This paean to a plane...

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