HANDEL, G.F.: Giulio Cesare (Glyndebourne, 2005)

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Giulio Cesare, HWV 17

Date of Production: 17-08-2005
Festival: Glyndebourne Opera Festival
Venue: Glyndebourne Opera House
Playing Time: 04:55:00
Catalogue Number: OA0950D
UPC: 809478009504

Synopsis

David McVicar's production of Giulio Cesare manages to combine serious insight with entertainment, bringing Handel's masterpiece to life in a powerful, convincing and highly intelligent way. In every line of the complex narrative the subtle nuances are apparent, reflecting perfectly the transparent and exquisite nature of Handel's musical expression. The outstanding singing of the all-star cast, led by a superb Sarah Connolly, and the vivid playing of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment under the energising baton of William Christie reveal the colour and dramatic character of Handel's music in a most delightful manner.

Bonus features:

- Illustrated Synopsis
- Danielle de Niese and the Glyndebourne experience - An informal portrait of Danielle de Niese in her first Glyndebourne season.
- Entertainment is not a dirty word - A documentary by Ferenc van Damme, including interviews with the creative team and cast.

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