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Handel: Giulio Cesare DVD (Glyndebourne)

Handel: Giulio Cesare DVD (Glyndebourne)

David McVicar's production featuring an all-star cast including Sarah Connolly, Angelika Kirchschlager, Danielle de Niese and Christopher Maltman.
£29.99

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David McVicar’s production of Giulio Cesare manages to combine serious insight with entertainment, bringing Handel’s masterpiece to life in a powerful, convincing and highly intelligent way. In every line of the complex narrative the subtle nuances are apparent, reflecting perfectly the transparent and exquisite nature of Handel’s musical expression. 

 

Filmed in High Definition and recorded in true surround sound, the outstanding singing of the all-star cast, led by a superb Sarah Connolly, and the vivid playing of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment under the energising baton of William Christie reveal the colour and dramatic character of Handel’s music in a most delightful manner.

 

Composer: Georg Frideric Handel

Cesare: Sarah Connolly

Sesto: Angelika Kirchschlager

Cleopatra: Danielle de Niese

Tolomeo: Christophe Dumaux

Cornelia: Patricia Bardon

Achilla: Christopher Maltman

 

Glyndebourne Festival Opera.

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, William Christie 2005

 

Director: David McVicars

Set Designer: Robert Jones

Costume Designer: Briditte Reiffenstuel

 

Plus: 'Entertainment is not a Dirty Word' - documentary about the opera including interviews with William Christie, David McVicar and the cast / 'Danielle de Niese and the Glyndebourne experience' - an informal portrait of Danielle de Niese in her first-ever Glyndebourne season.

 

Picture: 16:9

Sound: LPCM 2.0 / DTS 5.0

Duration: 305 mins

3 DVD Set

Region code: 0 (worldwide)

Format: NTSC

Subtitles: EN/FR/DE/IT/ES

Categories:

DVDs > Opera

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