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    Giulio Cesare

    Georg Friedrich Handel

    The love affairs of the Queen of Egypt and the Roman conqueror as penned by Handel. Sumptuous!

    Christopher Lowrey, Karina Gauvin
    Christopher Lowrey - DR , Karina Gauvin © Julien Faugère
    Christophe Rousset
    Christophe Rousset © Ignacio Barrios Martinez

    Christopher Lowrey Giulio Cesare
    Karina Gauvin Cleopatra
    Eve-Maud Hubeaux Cornelia
    Ann Hallenberg Sesto
    Kacper Selążek Tolomeo
    Ashley Riches Achilla

    Christophe Rousset direction
    Les Talens Lyriques

    Sung in Italian with French and English subtitles

    Approximate running time
    1st part: 1h50 - Intermission: 20mn - 2nd part: 1h20

    Giulio Cesare is a firm favourite with audiences from Handel’s huge opera corpus. This work on an epic scale draws on historical sources, but is first and foremost a love story. The plot, the richness and variety of the arias, and the subtle characterisation across the board are a delight. Handel returns to the theme of love and its power to transcend even personal interests and political ambitions, and offers it the very finest musical setting.

    Production Théâtre des Champs-Elysées