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