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Work: Giulio Cesare in Egitto, (Julius Caesar in Egypt) HWV 17

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ComposerHandel, George Frideric (1685-1759)
PeriodBaroque
Work typeOpera / Oratorio
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ToulonViva l'opéra – concert d'ouverture de la saison

Rossini, Offenbach, Donizetti, Mozart, Handel
Orchestre and Choeur de l'Opéra de Toulon; George Petrou; Karine Deshayes; Teresa Iervolino; Roxane Chalard; Philippe Talbot

SavonlinnaGiulio Cesare

Savonlinna Opera Festival
Handel: Giulio Cesare in Egitto, (Julius Caesar in Egypt) HWV 17
Ville Matvejeff; Marin Blažević; Croatian National Theatre Ivan pl. Zajc; Dalibor Laginja; Sandra Dekanić; Anamarija Knego; Dubravka Šeparović Mušović
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Hurrell's Cleopatra reigns in English Touring Opera's Giulio Cesare

Susanna Hurrell (Cleopatra) © Jane Hobson
James Conway's production for English Touring Opera returns in a trimmed-down, single-evening guise. 
***11
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Handel at La Scala, and it's a sensation

Danielle de Niese (Cleopatra) © Brescia & Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Carsen's modern mise en scène of Handel's opera did not stand out for originality, but for finesse and elegance and that was substantially appreciated by the audience.
****1
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Opera North's inventive Giulio Cesare a stirring tribute to Handel

Lucie Chartin (Cleopatra) and Maria Sanner (Giulio Cesare) © Alastair Muir
In 1724, Handel's Giulio Cesare was a vehicle for star singers Senesino and Francesca Cuzzoni. Maria Sanner and Lucie Chartin step into their shoes with great success for this Opera North revival. 
****1
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Handelian dream team: Jaroussky and Baráth delight in Budapest

Philippe Jaroussky and Emőke Baráth © Attila Nagy, Müpa Budapest
Philippe Jaroussky and Emőke Baráth's team-up with the Ensemble Artaserse proved nothing short of wonderful.
****1
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Carry on Cleo: Joélle Harvey triumphs at Glyndebourne

Sarah Connolly (Giulio Cesare) and Joélle Harvey (Cleopatra) © Bill Cooper
Interviewed at the time of this production's first outing, McVicar declared that “Entertainment is not a dirty word”. His Giulio Cesare remains a hugely entertaining opera production.
****1
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