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Opera North's Giulio Cesare

The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, The Quays, Salford, M50 3AZ, United Kingdom

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.

Biography of Giulio Cesare:
A painter and sculptor, Giulio Cesare Procaccini was born into an artistic dynasty that included his father Ercole and his brothers Camillo and Carlo Antonio, as well as the latter's son, Ercole Procaccini the Younger. ... Other sculptural projects included work for the Duomo in Cremona in 1597.

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