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Almost worth the 5 hours

By barbhelm
Written April 28, 2013
You must be a fan of baroque opera and countertenors (there are at least two) and "pants" singers. Once that is established, you will enjoy the singing, the site gags, and the production.
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Guilio Cesare

By Klolso
Written September 22, 2014
Interesting take on this opera. I enjoyed most of the changes exept the costuming as a flapper. The music was terrific and beautifully sung, but some of the "modernized" tricks were distracting to the story, ie. "call me" signal, umbrella use, battleship, blimps and cruise ship back drops, etc. The counter tenors were terrific!
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Metropolitan Opera Giulio Cesare

By elsea
Written January 31, 2015
Fabulous singing, wonderful singers really inhabiting their characters. Kind of out there production, but it grew on me.
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A delightful treat

By sorsche
Written April 28, 2013
What a great way to end the season. Delicious music, sensitively presented in a most wonderfully expressive way. Fabulous cast/voice/acting all around. Delightful production full of wonderful fun. I'd see this one again and will likely buy it when it (hopefully) is released.
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Written April 28, 2013
Thoroughly enjoyed this opera. I enjoy Handel anyway, so this is just icing on the cake. David Daniels is at his best, as is Natalie Dessay. The remaining cast was also superb. Sets and costumes couldn't have been better. Congratulations to David McVicar for his design and direction. Looking forward to next season. It seems like each MET HDTV Season gets better.
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