Giulio Cesare in concert

George Frideric Handel - Autumn 2017

Handel’s greatest creation and a thrilling story of passion and revenge in the midst of bitter power struggles over the succession to Egypt’s throne.

Conductor 
Jonathan Peter Kenny

★★★★
The Times
★★★★
WhatsonStage
★★★★
The Stage

ETO presents a special concert performance of Handel’s Giulio Cesare at Great Malvern Priory on Friday 24th November.

Tickets are available online on Experience Tickets, and will also be made available to book in person at Great Malvern’s Tourist Information Centre.

New production, sung in Italian with English surtitles
Running time: 3 hours, incl. one interval

Showing At

  1. Great Malvern Priory
    24th Nov 2017 - 7:30 pm
  1. Great Malvern Priory — 24th Nov 2017 - 7:30 pm

    Church Street, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 2AY

Jonathan Peter Kenny

Jonathan Peter Kenny

Conductor

Jonathan Peter Kenny is from Liverpool. Conducting appearances include Flavio, Xerxes, Agrippina, Ottone, Iphigénie en Tauride, Giulio Cesare, Johannes-Passion, Mass in B minor, Matthäus-Passion (ETO), Cesare, Rinaldo, Radamisto, Alcina, Serse (Lucca),The Duchess of Malfi (Royal and Derngate), Stabat Mater (Dorothy Cross/OTC), Orfeo, Dido (RCM), Anxiety Fanfare (Kings Place, RFH), Memorial (London Barbican, Adelaide Festival, Brisbane Festival). He has performed with ROH, ENO, Glyndebourne, Salzburg Festival, Royal Opera Copenhagen, Teatro comunale Bologna, Glimmerglass NY, BBC Proms, AAM, OAE, EBS, RLPO, RSNO, UO, Gabrieli Consort, with Gardiner, Hickox, Fischer, Parrott, Mortensen, Bolton, and Bicket. Recordings include: Matthäus-Passion (Miller/Goodwin), Agrippina (Gardiner), Buxtehude Cantatas (Immerseel), Puccini Requiem (Fontaine). His edition of Handel’s Tamerlano has been produced in Dublin, Melbourne, Lisbon, and London.

Cast

Christopher Ainslie

Christopher Ainslie

Cesare

Soraya Mafi

Soraya Mafi

Cleopatra

Benjamin Williamson

Benjamin Williamson

Tolomeo

Niamh Kelly

Niamh Kelly

Cornelia

From Moville, Co Donegal, Niamh is an hons graduate of NUI Maynooth and University of Limerick. Supported by the Arts Council of Ireland she then attended RNCM graduating with a Postgraduate Diploma in Performance with Distinction. She continues her studies with Anne Mason.

The first recipient of ETO’s Young Artist Bursary Niamh’s operatic performances include Cherubino, The Marriage of Figaro, Hermia, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 3rd lady, The Magic Flute, Smeton, Anna Bolena, Mrs Ott, Susannah and Olga, Eugene Onegin (all ETO), Dorabella, Cosi fan tutte (Mananan Opera Festival), Maurya, Riders to the Sea (Opera Fringe Northern Ireland); Cherubino, Le Nozze di Figaro, Mercedes, Carmen (Opera Brava); Eurynome, Penelope (Wexford Festival Opera).

Recent performances include 1st Norn and Grimgerde in concert performances of Götterdämmerung and Die Walkure with The Wagner Society and David Syrus, and Hansel in NI Opera’s production of Hansel and Gretel.

Kitty Whately

Kitty Whately

Sesto

Kitty Whately trained at Chetham’s School of Music, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and the Royal College of Music International Opera School. She was a BBC New Generation Artist from 2013-15.

Recent opera highlights include Peep-Bo The Mikado for English National Opera, Isabella Wuthering Heights (Opera National de Lorraine, Nancy), Paquette in Bernstein’s Candide (Bergen National Opera), Sesto Giulio Cesare (English Touring Opera), Mother/Other Mother in the world premiere of Mark-Anthony Turnage’s Coraline at the Barbican, and Dorabella Così fan tutte for Opera Holland Park.

Benjamin Bevan

Benjamin Bevan

Achilla

English Touring Opera has assembled an outstanding cast for this prestige production, dominated by a performance from Soraya Mafi as Cleopatra that verges on the divine. Artistically, it has a worth beyond rubies.

WhatsonStage

Without a doubt, the show’s star is Soraya Mafi, whose beguiling Cleopatra melts hearts… When Mafi is singing, we get lift off.

Telegraph

Showing At

  1. Great Malvern Priory
    24th Nov 2017 - 7:30 pm

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