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Giulio Cesare in Egitto

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  • Robert Carsen 524144MBDG ph Marco Brescia
  • Giovanni Antonini ph Brescia e Amisano 662238BADG
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From 18 October to 2 November 2019
Georg Friedrich Händel

Running Time: 3 hours 43 minutes intermission included

Teatro alla Scala Orchestra on historical instruments

Teatro alla Scala New Production  

 

First Part

FIRST and SECOND ACT (Scenes I - VI) 88 minutes / Pause 30 minutes

 

Second Part

SECOND ACT (Scenes VII - X) and THIRD (Scenes VII - X) 105 minuti

Conductor Giovanni Antonini
Staging Robert Carsen
Sets and costumes Gideon Davey
Lights Robert Carsen e Peter van Praet
Video Will Duke
Choreography Rebecca Howell
Playwright Ian Burton

CAST

Giulio Cesare

Bejun Mehta

Cleopatra

Danielle de Niese

Cornelia Sara Mingardo
Sesto Pompeo Philippe Jaroussky
Tolomeo Christophe Dumaux
Achilla Christian Senn
Curio Renato Dolcini
Nireno Luigi Schifano

The cinematography excerpts shown during the show are taken from Cleopatra (1963) (Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox), Cleopatra (1934) (Courtesy of Universal Studio Licensing LCC) and Caesar and Cleopatra (1945) (Courtesy of ITV Archive).

 

NOTES ON THE PERFORMANCE

 

With this new production La Scala inaugurates a Baroque project, which will continue in the coming years with two other titles by Händel, Agrippina and Ariodante. This staging of Giulio Cesare in Egitto, performed at la Scala only once before in 1957 under the direction of Gianandrea Gavazzeni, marks the return of Robert Carsen with a stellar cast featuring Philippe Jaroussky and Bejun Mehta. Giovanni Antonini will conduct the Baroque ensemble of the theatre’s Orchestra following its applauded performances of Il trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno and Tamerlano by Händel and La finta giardiniera by Mozart in recent seasons.