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Giulio Cesare in Egitto 1992Scottish Opera

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Scottish Opera's second Handel staging was a distinctly mixed blessing. Many of the critics had a field day because of editorial decisions which resulted in various cuts and reorderings which were no longer considered appropriate in in the era of 'authentic' Handel. Willy Decker's staging was dominated by an enormous staircase that filled the stage and looked spectacular, but restricted action. Nor was it helped by dressing Sextus as a schoolboy and similar excrescences. The singing was uniformly excellent and made the event more than worthwhile. The conducting on the whole was rather pedestrian.

Joan Rodgers, Anne Mason and Gidon Saks appeared several times with Scottish Opera. Sadly, Michael Chance, Christopher Robson and Eirian James did not. The production went off to the co-producing company in Germany, never to be seen again.

Performance Cast

Giulio Cesare Julius Caesar

Michael Chance

Curio a Tribune

Noel Mann

Cornelia Pompey's widow

Anne Mason

Sesto Sextus, son of Pompey and Cornelia

Eirian James

Cleopatra

Joan Rodgers

Tolomeo Ptolemy, Cleopatra's brother

Christopher Robson

Achilla Ptolemy's general

Gidon Saks

Nireno Cleopatra's eunuch

Timothy Wilson

Performance DatesGiulio Cesare in Egitto 1992

Map List

Theatre Royal, Glasgow | Glasgow

21 Oct, 19.15 24 Oct, 19.15 27 Oct, 19.15 29 Oct, 19.15

His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen | Aberdeen

5 Nov, 19.15

Theatre Royal, Newcastle | Newcastle-upon-Tyne

12 Nov, 19.15

Kings Theatre, Edinburgh | Edinburgh

26 Nov, 19.15

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