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Xerxes (Serse)

Composer:
George Frideric Handel
Original Language:
Italian
Librettist:
Unknown, revised from a 1694 libretto by Silvio Stampiglia for "Serse" by Giovanni Bononcini
Description:
Opera in Three Acts
Time:
486-465 B.C.
Place:
Ancient Persia (Achaemenides Dynasty)
Role Voice Part Classification
Xerxes (Serse) Mezzo-Soprano (Tenor) L
Romilda Soprano L
Arsamenes (Arsamene) Mezzo-Soprano (Tenor) F
Amastiris (Amastre) Contralto F
Atalante Soprano F
Ariodates (Ariodate) Bass F
Elviro Bass S
 
Minimum Chorus:  16
Divisi:  SATB