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Watch the full production on demand!

Serse (Xerxes)

By George Frideric Handel

Production Sponsors: Joan Henkelmann & Keith Chen

Handel’s comedy is a tempest-in-a-teapot tale of misplaced passions. Peter Kozma directs this inventive production full of whimsical imagery, accompanied by a period instrument ensemble led by conductor and harpsichordist Stephen Stubbs, in his Opera Neo debut.

Opera in three acts with one intermission
Sung in Italian with English subtitles

Open-air performances at Palisades Presbyterian Church
6301 Birchwood Street, San Diego, CA 92120
Friday, August 13 at 8:00pm
Sunday, August 15 at 8:00pm

Join us for pre-show tailgate parties with food trucks beginning at 6:30pm.
Friday, August 13 - Pomodoro Rosso
Sunday, August 15 - Zs Buddies Sushi

Doors open at 7:30pm.

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Stephanie Doche


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Shafali Jalota


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Katherine Cosenza


Francesca Mehrotra


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Michael Skarke


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Jared Lesa


Creative Team

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Stephen Stubbs


Peter Kozma

Peter Kozma


Madeline Whitesell​ Assistant Director
Kevin C. Devine Assistant Conductor
Chanel A. Mahoney Costume Designer
Peter Kozma Set and Lighting Designer
Madeline Stewart Orchestra Manager
Tera Shimizu Concertmaster
Lysa McKenna Technical Director
Liora Naor Stage Manager
Kate Fehan Stage Manager
Daniel Rumley Sound Designer
Gary Payne Videographer/Photographer
Gary Payne, Katherine Cosenza-Starr, Peter Kozma Video Editors
Kelley Hart Subtitles

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