The Metropolitan Opera: Giulio Cesare Synopsis
David Daniels sings the title role and Natalie Dessay stars as Cleopatra in Handel's opera.

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Handel's Julius Caesar

By usfolks
This is the third opera we've watched with the Met's new productions and frankly I don't like them one bit. We saw Traviata (it was marginally OK I guess),And then Die Walkure with lts mechanical...

Guilo Cesare

By atavill
How else could we view in HD live a rarely performed great Handel opera with phenomenal performers at their best? This was an uplifting experience that we we will cherish. We are completely hooked on...

Giulio Cesare

By tashafl
It was a fabulous production-witty, tragic, delightful. The choreography made the arias fly by and the acting and dancing were superb. The intermissions are boring and should be eliminated by the...

Giulio Cesare

By elfrida
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...

Met 'Live in HD' season ends with a downer

By Barry Freed
Between the ENDLESS repeats, the idiotic gimmicks -- with loads of stupid anachronisms (WWII warships and BLIMPS!) -- and "countertenor overload," Peter Gelb's latest excursion into opera "updating"...

Giulio Cesare

By ditmas
This performance was delightful--very creative, with a wonderful taste of humor. Natalie Dessay was wonderful at both singing and dancing, and the rest of the performers were great! It was a bit...

Giulio Cesare

By clearharborsinging
This delicious piece set in colonial times and sung in Italian shows off the best of Handel. McVicar has adapted this opera as metaphor for the best and worst of a conquering hero while not taking...

Opera at it's best

By herdis
We went to this Handel opera with mixed expectations knowing that Barok Opera is different from for instance the wonderful operaes of Verdi. However, we were very pleasantly surprised and can...

Wonderful music, and hilariously campy.

By joans666
It's a long time to sit, but provided a delightful afternoon's entertainment. Voices were great, and the big surprise for me was the acting and dancing ability of Natalie Dessay! She is an...

Opera buffs only

By musetta23
This Opera is not exactly an introduction to the art. One really needs to appreciate the finer point of nuances in endlessly repeated phrases to appreciate this unnecessarily long epic work of...

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