About the film
opera live performance
The Metropolitan Opera : Giulio Cesare
Release Date: April 27, 2013
|Slogan||:||«Live performance from the Metropolitan Opera, 27 April 2013.»|
|Production Companies||:||The Metropolitan Opera|
|Writers||:||Nicola Francesco Haym|
David McVicar’s inventive hit production of Handel’s most popular opera sets the story of Caesar’s conquest of Egypt—and of its queen, Cleopatra—in the era of British 19th-century imperialism while also including elements of Baroque theater and Bollywood movies. David Daniels in the title role and Natalie Dessay as Cleopatra lead the cast. Christophe Dumaux is Ptolemy, Cleopatra’s brother, and Alice Coote and Patricia Bardon star as Sesto and Cornelia, son and widow of Caesar’s opponent Pompey. Early music specialist Harry Bicket conducts and plays harpsichord continuo.