English Touring Opera Presents Handel’s Giulio Cesare
One of Handel’s most celebrated operas.
Giulio Cesare is a majestic opera in which the characters are driven to extreme feelings and actions, and in which the music strikes at the heart.
A story of passion and revenge, featuring a treasure trove of great arias with immense dramatic intensity, the opera follows the events surrounding Julius Caesar’s conquest of Egypt, as well as his uneasy alliance and romance with fabled Egyptian queen, Cleopatra.
One of the most performed and popular baroque operas, this production celebrates the beauty of bel canto singing and will be performed on period instruments in partnership with the much-praised Old Street Band.
Sung in Italian with English surtitles.