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Giulio Cesare

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Leeds Grand TheatreLeeds, Yorkshire and the Humber, LS1 6NZ, United Kingdom
Dates/times in London time zone
Opera North
Christian CurnynConductor
Tim AlberyDirector
Leslie TraversSet Designer, Costume Designer
Maria SannerContraltoGiulio Cesare
Lucie ChartinSopranoCleopatra
Heather LoweMezzo-sopranoSesto
James LaingCountertenorTolomeo
Paul-Antoine Bénos-DjianCountertenorNireno
Darren JefferyBaritoneAchilla
Catherine HopperMezzo-sopranoCornelia
Dean RobinsonBassCurio
Thomas C HaseLighting Designer
Chorus of Opera North
Orchestra of Opera North

With all the colour, passion and epic sweep of a historical blockbuster, Handel’s take on the tempestuous romance between Julius Caesar and Cleopatra features some of his most exciting and seductive music. The war between Rome and Egypt is the violent backdrop for a story of passion, ambition and vengeance, played out through vividly etched characters and a series of glittering arias. Tim Albery’s acclaimed production returns under the baton of Baroque specialist Christian Curnyn.

Lucie Chartin (Cleopatra) and Maria Sanner (Giulio Cesare) © Alastair Muir
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