Giulio Cesare

Make your own history with Giulio Cesare

Music by George Frideric Handel

When Giulio met Cleopatra, history was made!

It’s 48 BC, and Egypt is roiling. Ptolemy, Cleopatra’s devious brother, has seized the throne, and Cleopatra will do whatever it takes to get it back. Enter mighty Cesare—the ultimate king or queen maker—fresh from his victory over his greatest rival, Pompeo, and looking to add Egypt to his list of conquests for the Roman Empire.

Will Cesare choose to side with Ptolemy, who brings him Pompeo’s head on a platter? Or will it be Cleopatra, who uses her wiles and breathtaking beauty to entice Cesare into getting her everything she wants—including him.

Passion, politics, glorious music, and one of opera’s greatest seduction scenes—Giulio Cesare was a triumph from its first performance and remains Handel’s most popular opera. Look forward to a riveting (and surprising!) production from our artistic team.

In Italian with English supertitles. 

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Student seat pricing as low as $5, adult seat pricing as low as $15

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Creative team

Conductor: Gary Thor Wedow

Audiences who heard him lead Xerxes and Rodelinda will understand why his reputation for dramatically exciting and historically informed performances is so well deserved!

Director: Robin Guarino

An acclaimed director of both opera and film, she regularly leads productions at the Metropolitan Opera and is a founder of Cincinnati’s Opera Fusion: New Works.

Set designer: Allen Moyer

An award-winning scenic designer, his stunning sets have wowed audiences across opera, theater, and dance stages.

Costume Designer: Linda Pisano

An award-winning costume designer for theatre, opera and ballet, she currently serves on the faculty at Indiana University where she heads the MFA in Costume Design and directs the department's study abroad course in London.

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