Opera North's Giulio Cesare

Wed 13 November

Opera North's Giulio Cesare

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Sung in Italian with English titles

Cleopatra would die for the throne. But she’d rather kill for it. 

Cleopatra and her brother are vying for the throne when Julius Caesar arrives in Egypt, pursuing an enemy. Seeing the opportunity to tip the balance of power in her favour, Cleopatra seduces Caesar. As their passion soars, Caesar finds himself drawn into a dangerous web of bloodthirsty ambition…

In this ravishing Handel opera, vengeance and desire drive vividly-etched characters through a series of glittering arias – by turns seductive, desperate, triumphant and tender. Tim Albery’s acclaimed production, which has all the colour, passion and epic sweep of a Hollywood blockbuster, returns under the baton of Baroque specialist Christian Curnyn.

Venue: The Lyric Theatre

Duration: 3 hours 15 minutes including interval

Additional information

There will be a pre-show talk on Wed 13 November 6-6.30pm. Book your ticket for the talk here.


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