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Giulio Cesare

Spring 2023


Spring 2023

Giulio Cesare is a tale of passion and revenge, a majestic opera packed with great arias of immense dramatic intensity. Handel's celebrated opera follows Julius Caesar's conquest of Egypt and his uneasy alliance and romance with Cleopatra, set against the great power struggles of 18th century Europe in James Conway's acclaimed 2020 production.

Countertenor Francis Gush as Caesar and Susanna Hurrell as Cleopatra lead the cast, with Alexander Chance as her brother Tolomeo and Carolyn Dobbin and Margo Arsane as the grieving family of Caesar’s enemy Pompey. Music comes from the period instrument specialists of the Old Street Band, conducted by Sergey Rybin.


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Participating choirs

London Hackney Empire Community Choir

Poole University Music Bournemouth's Chamber Choir

Sheffield Sheffield University Chamber Choir

Cambridge Fairhaven Singers

Snape Aldeburgh Voices

Canterbury Canterbury Cantata

Cheltenham Cheltenham Choral Society

Buxton Members of the Buxton Musical Society

Leamington Spa Circle Singers of Leamington Spa

Exeter Exeter Festival Chorus