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Giulio Cesare

  • Giovanni Antonini ph Brescia e Amisano 662238BADG
  • Robert Carsen 524144MBDG ph Marco Brescia
  • Bejun Mehta ph Marco Boggreve2
  • Sara Mingardo 2  Ottone
  • Christian Senn credit Ribaltaluce Studio
  • hires philippe jaroussky c marc ribes 1680x720okoook
Ph. Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano
From 18 October to 2 November 2019
Georg Friedrich Händel

Running Time: 3 hours 50 minutes intermissions included

Teatro alla Scala Orchestra on historical instruments

Teatro alla Scala New Production  

 

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

CAST

Giulio Cesare

Bejun Mehta

Cleopatra

to be defined

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

 

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, Semele and Ariodante. This staging of Giulio Cesare, 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.