Sat 29 Jan ’2218:00 - 21:45Pauze 19:40Hertog Jan Zaal
In this spectacular baroque opera by director/conductor George Petrou, protagonist Julius Caesar (Giulio Cesare) is a 1920s adventurer – complete with fedora hat. He is - like so many other archaeologists of the time - looking for a tomb of a pharaoh, when suddenly he stumbles upon the apparition of Cleopatra. Is she a ghost, a mummy?
Baroque operas have always been spectacular pieces and this version takes it even further. Set decor and costumes present a mix of ancient Egypt and the Roaring Twenties.
Petrou directs and conducts this production – an unusual combination that the Reisopera has consciously chosen together with baroque expert George Petrou. George Petrou says about his concept: “It's an adventure!”.
- sung in Italian, with Dutch and English surtitles
Cast Xavier Sabata, Artur Janda, Francesca Ascioti, Katie Coventry, Sophie Junker, Nicholas Tamagna, Riccardo Novaro, Rafal Tomkiewicz Musical supervision & direction George Petrou Set and costume design Paris Mexis Light and video design Stella Kaltsou Co-production with Internationale Händel Festspiele, Gottingen.