The Metropolitan Opera: Giulio Cesare Encore
The opera that conquered London in Handel's time comes to the Met in David McVicar's inventive production--which triumphed at its Glyndebourne premiere in 2005. The Guardian praised McVicar's --witty, sexy, and tragic post-colonial framing of Handel's Caesar and Cleopatra tale,-- which incorporates elements of Baroque theater and 19th-century British imperialism to illuminate the opera's ideas of love, war, and empire building. The world's leading countertenor, David Daniels, sings the title role opposite Natalie Dessay as an irresistibly exotic Cleopatra. Baroque specialist Harry Bicket conducts.
Cast: David Daniels, Alice Coote, Christophe Dumaux, Patricia Bardon, Natalie Dessay
Directed by: David McVicar, Harry Bicket
Written by: George Frideric Handel, Nicola Francesco Haym
Running time: 4hr 35min
Opens: May 15, 2013 LImited
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