OPERA NIGHT – GIULIO CESARE

Natalie Dessay as Cleopatra and David Daniels as Caesar in Handel's Giulio Cesare Image Name: Natalie Dessay as Cleopatra and David Daniels as Caesar in Handel's Giulio Cesare

Opera Night direct from the Metropolitan Opera of New York, presented by Margaret Juntwait

Handel’s Giulio Cesare

Handel’s Caesar and Cleopatra tale incorporates elements of Baroque theatre and 19th-century British imperialism to illuminate the opera’s ideas of love, war, and empire building. The world’s leading countertenor, David Daniels, sings the title role opposite Natalie Dessay as an irresistibly exotic Cleopatra. Baroque specialist Harry Bicket conducts.

RTÉ lyric fm, Saturday 27April, 7pm-11.35pm