Who knew Europeans were singing about Persians 300 years ago? How the world has changed in, hmmm, 300 years.
I wonder what goes on this Opera. The is the same Xerxes of the "300" fame. Not the most loved king.
I agree with Farhad. The world sure has changed in 300 years.
The opera was a huge flop when it debuted in Europe. Later in the 19th century, the aria mentioned was rediscovered and eventually became one of the most recognizable Handel pieces.
Hamid Kafaii, is a resident of Marin County, and an active member of the community. He has appeared numerous times on TV and radio in the Bay Area, commenting on cultural and other matters Iranian.