Wonderful music, and hilariously campy.

By joans666
Written December 11, 2016
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 accomplished comedienne!
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Opera at it's best

By herdis
Written February 19, 2017
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 recommend it to everybody who loves to hear the fantastic voices of these performers. The singing is fantastic - and although the show is long it flows very well and keeps you interested all way through.
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Unbelievable Arias

By Persia
Written March 24, 2017
The arias were unbelievable! Natalie Dessay was wonderful as Cleopatra and did very lively choreography. A nice balance of drama and comedy -- absolutely delightful sensory experience!
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By noneurons
Written December 07, 2016
Very entertaining. good music- good singing, contra-tenors galore (a little bit hard to get used to) Excellent aria from Daniels and Dessay,near the end. This movie even contains time travel and resurrection - ha ha
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Not what you expect

By bark35
Written March 24, 2017
David McVicar's production was unexpected. This production supposedly took place in colonial times. In one of the first scenes Cleopatra appears dressed like "a flapper" and does a dance that looks like a Charleston. The guards wear pith hemets, with red jackets and revolvers on their hips. They could have passed as "Mounties," if not for the pith helmets. Initially the water background had clipper ships but toward the end there were battleships ala WW11 and dirigibles in the sky. The closing scene could have taken place in the Court of Versaille. It was as if Mr. McVicar went into costumes and props and took whatever he liked with no concern for keeping a consistent timeline. Anachronisms abounded!!!!
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