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    Giulio Cesare in Egitto

    George Frideric Handel

    One of Handel's masterpieces by stage director Damiano Michieletto and Philippe Jaroussky, making his Parisian debut in the pit.

    Giulio cesare
    © Vincent Pontet
    Giulio Cesare
    © Vincent Pontet
    Giulio Cesare
    © Vincent Pontet
    Giulio Cesare
    © Vincent Pontet

    Philippe Jaroussky | direction
    Damiano Michieletto | staging
    Thomas Wilhelm | choreography
    Paolo Fantin | scenography
    Agostino Cavalca | costumes
    Cécile Kretschmar | hairdressing make-up, masks
    Alessandro Carletti | lights

    Gaëlle Arquez | Giulio Cesare
    Sabine Devieilhe | Cleopatra
    Franco Fagioli | Sesto
    Lucile Richardot | Cornelia
    Carlo Vistoli | Tolomeo
    Francesco Salvadori | Achilla
    Paul-Antoine Bénos-Djian | Nireno
    Adrien Fournaison | Curio

    Ensemble Artaserse

    Sung in Italian, with French and English subtitles

    First performed in 1724, Giulio Cesare, undoubtedly one of the composer's most successful works, is above all a love story. Whereas in many of Handel's operas, but also in those of many other composers, conflicts of power often thwart the impulses of the heart, here it is the divergent reasons of state that favour the blossoming and affirmation of the most tender feelings. Handel stands by the power of love, superior to personal interests and other political calculations.

    For his first appearance in the pit in Paris with his Artaserse ensemble, Philippe Jaroussky has chosen a masterpiece that he knows well, having sung the role of Sesto on numerous occasions, notably in the highly acclaimed Salzburg production alongside Cecilia Bartoli. As for the staging, we will welcome for the first time on Avenue Montaigne a Venetian who is used to the greatest European stages and who has undertaken his first Handel, Alcina, in the summer of 2019 in Salzburg with Ruggiero... Philippe Jaroussky. Everyone agrees on his ability to imagine delicate and highly effective dramaturgical worlds (his Barber of Seville for the Paris Opera is an irresistible visual translation of Rossini's frenzied score). His debut in opera seria with Alcina also showed his intelligence in giving coherence and emotion to the demanding arias da capo. On stage, a team familiar with the Théàtre des Champs-Elysées and this repertoire, led by a very fine trio of French women.

    COPRODUCTION Théâtre des Champs-Elysées | Oper Leipzig |
    Opéra National de Montpellier | Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse   Teatro dell’Opera di Roma 
    En partenariat avec
    France Musique broadcasts this opera

    Avec le soutien de Madame Aline Foriel-Destezet, Mécène principale des opéras mis en scène au Théâtre des Champs-Elysées

    Giulio Cesare in Egitto is the subject of a television recording directed by Yan Proefrock, co-produced by the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées and Oxymore and with the participation of France Télévisions and Mezzo. The show will be broadcast on, France 3 Nouvelle-Aquitaine, CultureBox la Chaîne and Mezzo.

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    Avant d’accueillir la version haendelienne de Jules César sur la scène du Théâtre, petite chronique des grands César et Cléopâtre de l’histoire du cinéma…

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