by George Frideric Handel
September 29 - October 2, 2018
Studebaker Theater

An action-packed mix of tragedy and comedy that flopped at its 1738 premiere, this masterpiece has become one of Handel’s most beloved staged operas. Xerxes, monarch of ancient Persia, pursues his brother’s girlfriend Romilda while his fiancée Amastre schemes to win back his love. See what happens when he doesn’t get what he wants. 

Want to know more? Check out this program note from Robert L. Kendrick to learn more about this opera.


Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 7:30pm
Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 5:00pm
Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 7:30pm

Studebaker Theater
410 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605

Tickets: $30 - $85

*Student Tickets (with valid student I.D.) will be available at the door for $10. 

Running Time: 3 hours with intermission
Sung in Italian with English Supertitles

Hagar's Angel by Zuleyka V. Benitez


Suzanne Lommler, Serse
Megan Moore, Arsamene
Angela Young Smucker, Amastre
Katelyn Lee, Romilda
Erica Schuller, Atalanta
Ryan de Ryke, Ariodate
David Govertsen, Elviro

Production Team

Sarah Edgar, Stage Director
Craig Trompeter, Music Director
Sarah JHP Watkins, Stage Design
Meriem Bahri, Costume Design
Lindsey Lyddan, Lighting Design