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Venue telephone: 01273 812321
Handel Giulio Cesare
Conductor William Christie / Jonathan Cohen
Director David McVicar
Giulio Cesare Sarah Connolly
Cleopatra Joélle Harvey
Tolomeo Christophe Dumaux
Cornelia Patricia Bardon
Achilla John Moore
Nireno Kangmin Justin Kim
David McVicar’s much-loved production makes a triumphant return.
This legendary production is a Glyndebourne classic – a visually striking, brilliantly choreographed response to one of Handel’s finest scores.
When Egypt’s seductive queen meets Rome’s powerful ruler, the stakes are high, both for politics and passion. Horrified by the brutal murder of his rival by Cleopatra’s brother Tolomeo, Cesare joins forces with Cleopatra to depose her unscrupulous sibling. But is their alliance one of love, lust or just mutual ambition?
A free shuttle bus service meets selected London trains at Lewes station on performance days, and returns you to Lewes later in the evening. Visit the Glyndebourne website for more details.