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Artaxerxes

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from Stationers' Hall, London.
Thomas Arne'es opera, based on his own translation of Metastasio, was the first full-scale opera seria in English, and it held the stage for over 70 years. Tonight, it receives its first modem performance, in a new reconstruction by Peter Holman.
The Parley of Instruments, director Roy Goodman Acts 1 and 2 8.50 Interval
The original performing material for Artaxerxes was destroyed in a fire in 1808. Peter Holman looks at the problems of reconstructing the opera and at its place in Arne's output.
9.10 Act 3

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Holman
Director: Roy Goodman
Artaxerxes: Christopher Robson (alto)
Artabanes: Ian Partridge (tenor)
Arbaces: Patricia Spence (mezzo)
Rimenes: Ian Bostridge (tenor)
Mandane: Catherine Bott (sop)
Semira: Philippa Hyde (soprano)

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