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Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar: By Georg Friedrich Handel
LONDON  •  London Coliseum  •  Ongoing

Georg Friedrich Handel: Julius Caesar

Caesar has pursed the defeated Pompey to Egypt, where he is made welcome; his plan to sue for peace, following an appeal by Pompey’s wife Cornelia, is thwarted by Pompey’s murder at the behest of Egypt’s co-ruler, Tolomeo. Pompey’s son Sesto swears vengeance and the plot begins to revolve around political – and emotional – alliances. Tolomeo is fascinated by Cornelia’s beauty; proud and noble, she is forced to beat off not only Tolomeo’s attentions, but those of his commander Achilla, to whom she has been rashly promised as a reward for the killing of Caesar. Tolomeo’s sister, the beautiful queen Cleopatra, sets out to seduce the by no means unwilling Caesar and form an alliance with him against her despotic brother. The opera ends as Sesto, now at the head of Tolomeo’s defecting army, kills him in a duel, while Caesar rescues Cleopatra. All are united as peace is restored.

Julius Caesar is a co-production with Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre

Christian Curnyn, conductor
Michael Keegan-Dolan, director and choreographer

Cast includes:

Julius Caesar: Lawrence Zazzo
Cleopatra: Anna Christy
Cornelia: Patricia Bardon
Achilla: Andrew Craig Brown
Tolomeo: Tim Mead
Sesto: Daniela Mack
Curio: George Humphreys
Nireno: James Laing

Set Designer: Andrew Lieberman
Costume Designer: Doey Luthi
Lighting Designer: Adam Silverman
Translator: Brian Trowell

English National Opera Website

Detailed schedule information:
7:00 pm

Contact: London Coliseum
St. Martin's Lane
London WC2N 4ES
Tel: (44) 20 76 32 83 00

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