Giulio Cesare

Nederlandse Reisopera
Sat 29 Jan ’22 19:30 - 22:30
Where love reigns, there is no will for power.
Sat 29 Jan ’22
19:30 - 22:30
  • Sat 29 Jan ’22
    19:30 - 22:30
    Hertog Jan Zaal

The opera Giulio Cesare in Egitto was composed by Georg Friedrich Handel. Baroque operas have always been spectacular pieces, and this version by the Reisopera, in collaboration with Baroque expert George Petrou, goes even further.

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

Credits

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.

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