Starring soprano Danielle de Niese as a Bollywood-style starry Cleopatra and mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly as her suitor Cesare, Glyndebourne's scintillating Giulio Cesare is one of the must-see productions of our time, originally staged in 2005.
Forget everything you might have thought about opera, if you are a total newcomer, and just enjoy this tongue-in-cheek drama. Or if you are already a fan of London-adopted composer Handel, enjoy the many great numbers being given a bright new polish.
Soprano Danielle de Niese dazzles in Handel's Giulio Cesare at Glyndebourne. Photo: Mike Hoban
De Niese proves a natural song-and-dance star, and Connolly is totally convincing in the 'trouser' role of Cesare.
William Christie conducts the on-stage Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, and the dazzling design is a team effort by set designer
Robert Jones, costume designer Brigitte Reiffenstuel, and lighting designer Paul Constable.
A big treat from start to finish, this is a jewel in the crown of Glyndebourne, and a production to discover or re-live.
Giulio Cesare is part of Glyndebourne's Open House season. Click here for more details
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On 09 Aug 20, Streamed and on demand for one week
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