The Detroit Opera House was bustling with excitement as the audience eagerly awaited the debut of Key’mon Murrah in the title role of Handel’s Xerxes. The was palpable as the lights dimmed and the orchestra began to play.
As Murrah took the stage, the audience was immediately captivated by his phenomenal countertenor voice. His performance was a true masterpiece, filled with emotion and skill.
But it wasn’t just Murrah who stole the show – the entire cast of singers was exceptional. Every note was perfectly in tune, every harmony blended seamlessly. And the Detroit Opera Orchestra was equally impressive, bringing Handel’s music to life with their expert playing.
The sets and costumes were also a sight to behold. From the intricate details of Xerxes’ regal attire to the grandeur of the opera house’s stage, every element of the production was sumptuous and stunning.
As the final notes of the opera echoed through the theater, the audience rose to their feet in a thunderous standing ovation. The cast and crew took their final bows, basking in the well-deserved applause.
There are still two more performances of this incredible show, and if you have the opportunity to attend, you absolutely must. With the renowned conductor Dame Jane Glover at the helm and the amazing talent of the cast and orchestra, it is an experience not to be missed. Get your tickets now for the March 10 and 12 performances, and prepare to be swept away by the beauty and majesty of Handel’s Xerxes.
DETROIT OPERA PREMIERE
MUSIC: GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL
BOOK: GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL
LIBRETTO: SILVIO STAMPIGLIA
PERFORMED IN ITALIAN WITH ENGLISH TITLES
RUN TIME: 2 HOURS 30 MINUTES WITH ONE INTERMISSION
PRODUCTION DIRECTOR: TAZEWELL THOMPSON
CONDUCTOR: DAME JANE GLOVER
REVIVAL DIRECTOR: JAMES BLASZKO
SET DESIGNER: JOHN CONKLIN
COSTUME DESIGNER: SARA JEAN TOSETTI
LIGHTING DESIGNER: ROBERT WIERZEL
ORIGINALLY PRODUCED AT THE GLIMMERGLASS OPERA