HANDEL, G.F.: Julius Caesar (ENO, 1984)

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Giulio Cesare, HWV 17

Date of Production: 1984
Venue: Limehouse Studios, London
Playing Time: 02:59:40
Catalogue Number: 100308
UPC: 4006680103082

Synopsis

Dame Janet Baker, in one of her greatest roles, leads a cast of some of Britain's finest interpreters of Baroque opera, and their performance under the baton of Sir Charles Mackerras is one of the highest musical excellence. This video is a studio recording of John Copley's acclaimed English National Opera production.

The opera was first performed in 1724 at the Haymarket Theatre in London using castrati singers in the heroes' roles. This production follows modern practice in using women in these parts. Dame Janet's virtuoso role as Julius Caesar has been heralded as a masterful recreation of the music which Handel wrote for the finest singers of his time.

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