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Detroit Opera puts contemporary spin on Handel’s ‘Xerxes’

Clip: Season 7 Episode 40 | 6m 48s  | Video has closed captioning.

The Detroit Opera has put a contemporary spin on Handel’s classic 1738 “Xerxes” masterpiece about love and the limits of power. One Detroit producer Sarah Zientarski-Smith got a behind-the-scenes look at the performance and talked with its leads, countertenor Key’Mon Murrah, who plays Xerxes, and soprano Lauren Snouffer, who plays his love interest Romilda.

Aired: 03/03/23

Rating: NR

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