Giulio Cesare in Egitto
Where love rules, there is no will for power.
In this spectacular baroque opera from director/ conductor George Petrou, main character Julius Caesar (Giulio Cesare) is an adventurer from the 20s of the last century. He is, as many archeologists during that time period, looking for a pharaoh’s tomb when he suddenly stumbles upon an appearance of Cleopatra. Is she a ghost, a mummy?
George Petrou states about his creation: ‘It’s an adventure!’. Baroque operas are known to be spectacular pieces, and this version will prove it by being even more of a spectacle. Décor pieces and costumes show a mix of ancient Egypt and the Roaring Twenties. Petrou directs and conducts this production: an unusual combination, for which the Reisopera has purposely chosen baroque expert George Petrou.
Georg Friedrich Händel
MuSiCAL CONDUCTING AND DIRECTING
Xavier Sabata, Artur Janda, Francesca Ascioti, Katie Coventry, Sophie Junker, Nicholas Tamagna, Riccardo Novaro, Rafal Tomkiewicz e.a.
Coproduction with Internationale Händel Festspiele, Göttingen