Thursday, July 1, 1999

Esther Xerxes, Op. 78 (1999)


Op. 78 ESTHER XERXES (July 1, 1999)
Opera in Three Acts for Voices and Orchestra



Ouverture










Atto Primo


I. CORO - "Bring Queen Vashti"











II. ARIOSO


"Why don't you make a search to find some beautiful young virgins?"










III. SINFONIA E SCENA


"When King Nebuchadnezzar" (Esther in the Harem)











IV. DUETTO


"Bigthana and Teresh" (The Plot Against Xerxes)











Atto Secondo
V. ARIA - "There is a certain race" (The Plot Against the Jews)
VI. SCHERZO - "On the thirteenth day of Adar" (Esther and Mordecai)
VII. ARIA - "If anyone" (Esther in the Hall)
VIII. SCENA - "What is it" (Esther, Xerxes, and Haman)

Atto Terzo
IX. TERZETTO - "Now, then, Queen Esther" (The Death of Haman)
X. ARIA E CORO - "Proclamation issued"

Recording:

STORIES WITH A VIEW (Complete Works, Volume 26)