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Handel: Giulio Cesare (Christie) (UK)

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Handel`s interpretation of the story of Caesar who rescues Cleopatra
Certificate: none
Running Time: 295 mins
Retail Price: £34.99
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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.

Sarah Connolly, Angelika Kirchschlager, Danielle de Niese, Christophe Dumaux, Patricia Bardon, Christopher Maltman, Rachid Ben Abdeslam
The Glyndebourne Chorus / Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment / William Christie
Stage Director David McVicar

Special Features:
Cast Gallery & Synopsis

Entertainment is not a Dirty Word - documentary about the opera including interviews with William Christie, David McVicar and the cast

Danielle de Niese & the Glyndebourne experience - an informal portrait of Danielle de Niese in her first-ever Glyndebourne season

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Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1

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