April 2-April 5, 2009
By George Frideric Handel. Beatrice Jona Affron, conductor. Sally Stunkel, director. Sung in Italian with English surtitles. Considered Handel's most Mozartian opera, Serse was revived in 1980 after 250 years of relative obscurity. The comedic opera tells the story of King Xerxes, who harbors an unrequited love for a princess who loves his brother.