I love opera and i love Handel, but this was such a hodge podge of eras, poorly chosen costumes and unexpected voices. The roles that should have come across as strong hetrosexual characters were deisnated , by costume and voice as gay. nothing against gay but I have a lot of difficulty imagining Ptollemy as fay but still wanting the women.Cleopatra came acrros as in her 40's and none of her costumes in any way showed her power or her attractiveness. She looked like an older 1930's middle class woman. I guess i expect soem dazzling when I go to the opera. This was not. it was like any ordinary movie. The one positive i can say was that the arias were indeed beautifully sung. The director and producer of this opera really got in the way. They did nothing to support the roles