We are hard pressed at Pinchgut to know what to be more excited about: that we are reviving this extraordinary composer or that we have assembled the most extraordinary cast to bring this work to life! Vivica Genaux, the four-time Grammy Award-nominated queen of opera stars as Mandane, beloved of Arbace, who is accused of murdering her father to ascend to his throne. Will she stand by him, and what is the truth? Pinchgut favourite and Australian star David Hansen (“You will probably never see or hear a better countertenor” – Herald Sun) takes on the role that Farinelli made famous, and the remarkable Helpmann Award-winning countertenor Carlo Vistoli joins them in the role of villainous Artabano. We can’t quite believe we’ve brought these incredible talents together for this extraordinary musical event.