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George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
Giulio Cesare in Egitto
[Julius Caesar in Egypt]

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Title George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
Giulio Cesare in Egitto
[Julius Caesar in Egypt]
Subject (Libretto by Nicola Haym)
Opera in three acts
Creator Metropolitan Opera
Date April-May 1999

Metropolitan Opera
Lincoln Center
New York, NY
Contributor Cast:
The Romans
Giulio Cesare (Julius Caesar), First Emperor of the Romans- Jennifer Larmore
Curio (Curius), a Roman Tribune- Mariusz Kwiecien
Cornelia, Wife of Pompey- Stephanie Blythe
Sesto Pompeo (Sextus Pompey), Son of Pompey and Cornelia- David Daniels (Debut)

The Egyptians
Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt- Sylvia McNair
Tolomeo (Ptolemy), King of Egypt, Cleopatra's brother- Brian Asawa
Achilla (Achillas) Commander-in-chief of the army, adviser to Tolomeo- Julien Robbins
Nireno (Nirenus), Confidant of Cleopatra and Tolomeo- Daniel Taylor (Debut)

Metropolitan Opera
John Nelson, conductor
John Copley, production
John Pascoe, set designer
Michael Stennett, costume designer
Raymond Hughes, chorus master
Dennis Giauque, Robert Myers, Jan Klaviter, Lucy Arner, and Martin Isepp, musical preparation
David Kneuss and Paula Williams, assistant stage directors
Gregory Buchalter, stage band conductor
Jane Klaviter, prompter
Sonya Friedman, Met titles
Lucy Arner and Dennis Giauque, harpsichord continuo
David Heiss, cello continuo
Laurence Glazener, bass continuo
Howard T. Howard, horn obbligato
Relation "Florid, Yes, But Modern All the Same"
by Bernard Holland

Opera Review
The New York Times
April 12, 1999
Type Opera

Newspaper article review

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Citation

Metropolitan Opera, “George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
Giulio Cesare in Egitto
[Julius Caesar in Egypt],” Cook Music Library Digital Exhibitions, accessed October 21, 2021, http://collections.libraries.indiana.edu/cookmusiclibrary/items/show/624.