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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
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Cast

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: 1h30 - Intermission: 20mn - 2nd part: 1h15

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 

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