About the Show/Event
Information for Giulio Cesare at Theatre Royal, Newcastle upon Tyne (Opera or Operetta). Set in 48BC in Egypt, Handel's Giulio Cesare is part historical drama, part comedy and part love story. It charts the progress of Cleopatra's passionate love for Cesare, from his victory over his rival Pompey to their triumphal union in the harbour at Alexandria. Handel creates a succession of exquisite arias, each reflecting perfectly the depth and variety of emotions experienced by the characters. Revival Production. Sung in Italian with English titles
Performers Justina Gringyte (Giulio Cesare), Sophie Bevan (Cleopatra), Heather Lowe (Sesto), James Laing (Tolomeo), Paul-Antoine Benos-Djian (Nireno), Darren Jeffery (Achilla).
Music Handel. Company Opera North. Conductor Christian Curnyn (ex Nov 6). Conductor Manoj Kamps (Nov 6). Director Tim Albery. Design Leslie Travers. Costume Leslie Travers. Lighting Thomas C Hase.