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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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LeedsGiulio Cesare

Giulio Cesare
Handel: Giulio Cesare in Egitto, (Julius Caesar in Egypt) HWV 17
Christian Curnyn; Tim Albery; Opera North; Leslie Travers; Maria Sanner; Lucie Chartin

ExeterDame Sarah Connolly, mezzo soprano & The English Concert: Baroque music

© Jan Capinski
Rameau, Charpentier, Gluck, Handel
The English Concert; Harry Bicket; Dame Sarah Connolly

Newcastle upon TyneGiulio Cesare

Giulio Cesare
Handel: Giulio Cesare in Egitto, (Julius Caesar in Egypt) HWV 17
Christian Curnyn; Tim Albery; Opera North; Leslie Travers; Maria Sanner; Lucie Chartin

NottinghamGiulio Cesare

Giulio Cesare
Handel: Giulio Cesare in Egitto, (Julius Caesar in Egypt) HWV 17
Manoj Kamps; Tim Albery; Opera North; Leslie Travers; Maria Sanner; Lucie Chartin

SalfordGiulio Cesare

Giulio Cesare
Handel: Giulio Cesare in Egitto, (Julius Caesar in Egypt) HWV 17
Christian Curnyn; Tim Albery; Opera North; Leslie Travers; Maria Sanner; Lucie Chartin
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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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Giulio Cesare in Londra with the marvellous EOC

Tim Mead © Benjamin Ealovega
Anna Devin's Cleopatra moved with complete conviction for scheming minx to mature woman in love.
*****
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Giulio Cesare in concert: Lawrence Zazzo and Emőke Baráth came, saw and conquered Vienna

Emőke Baráth © Zsofi Raffay
An outstanding cast under Ottavio Dantone at the Theater an der Wien was headed by Lawrence Zazzo and Emőke Baráth.
****1
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Static but worth the slog: ETO's Giulio Cesare

Christopher Ainslie (Giulio Cesare) and Soraya Mafi (Cleopatra) © Richard Hubert Smith
Conway's decision to render Handel's epic in its entirety was let down by a static staging and unnecessary repeats that masked the hidden gem-like arias.
***11
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