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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. Sung in Italian with English titles. Running time: approx. 3hrsPerformers Pamela Helen Stephen (Giulio Cesare), Sarah Tynan (Cleopatra), Ann Taylor (Cornelia), Kathryn Rudge (Sesto), James Laing (Tolomeo), Andrew Radley (Nireno), Jonathan Best (Achilla - ex Mar12 16), James Oldfield (Achilla - Mar12 16), Dean Robinson (Curio).
Music Handel. Company Opera North. Conductor Robert Howarth. Director Tim Alberry. Design Leslie Travers. Costume Leslie Travers. Lighting Thomas Hase.
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