Händel's Serse

A world-premiere in the iconic landmark Arcade Cleveland!


Sunday, November 6, 2016 - 6:30pm


This world-premiere adaptation of Händel's Serse is presented in an Opera UpClose Co-Production by Baldwin Wallace Opera and Cleveland Opera Theater with guest Director and Conductor 

Timothy Nelson, hailed by Opera News as "The future of opera." 


Channeling the style of Rumi and building on the concept of a Persian folk-love story as narrated by a poet, Nelson will create and lead this exciting production featuring a cast of performers from the Baldwin Wallace Opera program, a chamber orchestra, costume design by Esther Haberlen and Scenographic design installation by Matthew D. McCarren.  


Sung in Italian with English narration, the run time of the opera Serse will have an approximate 90 minute duration. 

Sunday, November 6, 2016

6:30pm - pre-opera reception wine/ beer & heavy appetizers 

7:30pm - opera performance

9:00pm - post-performance dessert reception

The Arcade | 401 Euclid Avenue Cleveland, Ohio 44114

Don't miss this spectacular production installation

at the iconic Cleveland landmark!

VIP Tickets

$200 VIP Clock Bridge seats (Sold Out)

$150 Premium Balcony seats

$100 Floor seats with table seating


VIP Tickets include: 

  • Valet parking

  • Open wine and beer bar

  • Appetizers, and dessert

  • Cabaret-style table seating  

Clock Bridge and Balcony seats include drink service at your table during the performance.

General Admission Tickets

$25 Floor Seats

  • Self-parking

  • Theater-style chair seating

  • Food and drink not included

  • Cash bar

Tickets On-line and By Phone: 216-512-0268

Here is some additional information to help you enjoy your evening.


VIP Ticket Holders


If you have purchased our VIP tickets, either Clock Bridge, Premium Balcony or Orchestra with Table Seating, complimentary Valet Parking courtesy of LAV Valet in included in your ticket purchase. Valet Parking is available at the Superior entrance to the Arcade, directly adjacent to the Hyatt.



If you are using GPS, please use the Hyatt address of 420 Superior Ave., Cleveland, OH 44114 to direct you to valet parking. You may also enter through the Euclid Ave. entrance if you prefer not to valet park.



Your reservation will be under your name, and you may enter either through the Superior or Euclid Ave. entrance. Our pre-performance VIP cocktail hour begins at 6:30pm, and our complimentary food and bar service will continue until the performance begins at 7:30pm. For those that have purchased Clock Bridge and Premium Balcony, tableside beverage service will continue through the performance.

After the performance, we invite you to join the evening’s performers for a desert reception. 

General Admission Ticket Holders


The Cleveland Arcade is located at 401 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH. Street parking is minimal, but there are many parking lots and structures in the immediate vicinity, including a parking structure directly next door. You may also enter at the Superior entrance next to the Hyatt Regency. 



Your reservation will be under your name, and you can check-in at the door. Doors open for General Admission tickets at 7:00pm. We also have a cash bar on site. The performance begins at 7:30pm, and will last approximately 90 minutes. 

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5000 Euclid Avenue, #1001
Cleveland, Ohio  44103      

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