Handel: Giulio Cesare


Giulio Cesare in Egitto features a production of the opera by Georg Frideric Handel that stars Sarah Connolly. The music is provided by the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, who are conducted by William Christie.
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Giulio Cesare in Egitto features a production of the opera by Georg Frideric Handel that stars Sarah Connolly. The music is provided by the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, who are conducted by William Christie.
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Special Features

Danielle de Niese and the Glyndebourne experience; Entertainment Is Not a Dirty Word; Production photo gallery; Rehearsals photo gallery; Cast gallery; Illustrated synopsis
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Editorial Reviews

Dallas Morning News - Scott Cantrell
David McVicar's 2005 Glyndebourne staging keeps the drama very much physical. Singers run around and slink, fight and crumple to the floor. They do somersaults and campy Bollywood dance routines.... You'd be hard-pressed to come up with a finer cast.... William Christie gets splendidly dramatic, stylish playing from the period-instruments orchestra. [Grade: A-]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/16/2006
  • UPC: 809478009504
  • Original Release: 2005
  • Source: Bbc / Opus Arte
  • Region Code: 0
  • Presentation: Subtitled
  • Sound: DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound
  • Time: 5:05:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 58,260

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sarah Connolly Giulio Cesare
Angelika Kirchschlager Sesto
Danielle de Niese Cleopatra
Patricia Bardon Cornelia
Christopher Maltman Achilla
Christophe Dumaux Tolomeo
Rachid Ben Abdeslam Nireno
Alexander Ashworth Curio
William Christie Conductor
Technical Credits
Robin Lough Director
David McVicar Director
Brigitte Reiffenstuel Costumes/Costume Designer
Robert Jones Set Decoration/Design
Ferenc van Damme Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Handel: Giulio Cesare in Egitto: Act I
1. Ouverture [3:13]
2. Scene 1: Coro: Viva, Viva Il Nostro Alcide! [1:30]
3. Scene 1: Aria: Presti Omai L'egizia Terra [1:53]
4. Scene 1: Recitativo: Curio, Cesare Venne, e Vide e Vinse [:30]
5. Scene 2: Recitativo: Questa è Cornelia [1:05]
6. Scene 3: Recitativo: La Reggia Tolomeo T'offre in Albergo [1:52]
7. Scene 3: Aria: Empio, Dirò, Tu Sei [3:36]
8. Scene 4: Recitativo: Madre! - Viscere Mie! [:28]
9. Scene 4: Aria: Priva Son D'ogni Conforto [6:16]
10. Scene 4: Recitativo: Vani Sono i Lamenti [:22]
11. Scene 4: Aria: Svegliatevi Nei Core [4:01]
12. Scene 5: Recitativo: Regni Cleopatra [2:15]
13. Scene 5: Aria: Non Disperar, Chi Sa? [4:06]
14. Scene 6: Recitativo: Sire, Signor! - Achilla! [1:01]
15. Scene 6: Aria: L'empio, Sleale, Indegno [3:21]
16. Scene 7: Accompagnato: Alma Del Gran Pompeo [2:38]
17. Scene 7: Recitativo: Qui Nobile Donzella [1:27]
18. Scene 7: Aria: Non è Si Vago e Bello [3:28]
19. Scene 8: Arioso, Nel Tuo Seno, Amico Sasso [3:04]
20. Scene 8: Recitativo: Ma Che! Vile e Negletta [2:35]
21. Scene 8: Aria: Cara Speme, Questo Core [5:14]
22. Scene 8: Recitativo: Vegli Pur Il Germano [:21]
23. Scene 8: Aria: Tu La Mia Stella Sei [5:23]
24. Scene 9: Recitativo: Cesare, Alla Tua Destra [1:02]
25. Scene 9: Aria: Va Tacito e Nascosto [7:50]
26. Scene 10: Recitativo: Sire, Con Sesto Il Figlio Questa è Cornelia [1:27]
27. Scene 11: Recitativo: Cornelia, In Quei Tuoi Lumi [:57]
28. Scene 11: Aria: Tu Sei Il Cor Di Questo Core [4:14]
29. Scene 11: Recitativo: Madre! - Mia Vita! [:34]
30. Scene 11: Duetto: Son Nata a Lagrimar - Son Nato a Sospirar [8:28]
Disc #2 -- Handel: Giulio Cesare in Egitto: Act II
1. Scene 1: Recitativo: Giunto è Cesare in Corte? [1:17]
2. Scene 1: Aria: Chi Perde Un Momento [4:28]
3. Scene 2: Recitativo: Dov'è, Niren, Dov'è L'anima Mia? [:48]
4. Scene 2: Sinfonia - Recitativo: Giulio, Che Miri? [1:10]
5. Scene 2: Aria: V'adoro, Pupille [5:43]
6. Scene 2: Recitativo: Vola, Mio Cor, Al Dolce Incanto [1:12]
7. Scene 2: Aria: Se In Fiorito Ameno Prato [8:42]
8. Scene 3: Arioso: Deh, Piangete, O Mesti Lumi [2:16]
9. Scene 3: Recitativo: Bella, Non Lagrimare! [:40]
10. Scene 4: Recitativo: Bella, Placa Lo Sdegno! [1:42]
11. Scene 4: Aria: Si, Spietata, Il Tuo Rigore [3:30]
12. Scene 5: Su, Che Si Tarda? [:41]
13. Scene 6: Recitativo: Cornelia, Infauste Nove [:49]
14. Scene 6: Aria: Cessa Omai Di Sospirare! [2:18]
15. Scene 6: Recitativo: Figlio Non è, Chi Vendicar Non Cura [:21]
16. Scene 6: Aria: L'angue Offeso Mai Riposa [4:57]
17. Scene 7: Recitativo: Esser Qui Deve In Breva [:33]
18. Scene 7: Aria: Venere Bella [5:12]
19. Scene 7: Recitativo: Che Veggio, Oh Numi? [1:07]
20. Scene 8: Recitativo: Cesare, Sei Tradito [1:49]
21. Scene 8: Aria e Coro: Al Lampo Dell'armi - Mora Cesare, Mora! [3:12]
22. Scene 8: Accompagnato: Che Sento? O Dio! [1:14]
23. Scene 8: Aria: Se Pietà Di Me Non Senti [9:36]
Disc #3 -- Handel: Giulio Cesare in Egitto: Act II (End)/Act III
2. Scene 9: Arioso e Recitativo: Belle Dee Di Questo Core - ...Di Quel Che Avete in Doppie Stelle Accolto [3:19]
3. Scene 10: Recitativo: Sire, Prendi! - Che Fia? [1:40]
4. Scene 1: Recitativo: In Tal' Modi Si Premia Il Mio Lungo Servir [:29]
5. Scene 1: Aria: Dal Fulgor Di Questa Spada [3:08]
6. Scene 2: Sinfonia [1:07]
7. Scene 2: Recitativo: Vinta Cadesti Al Balenar Di Questo Mio Fulmine Reale [:47]
8. Scene 2: Aria: Domerò La Tua Fierezza [4:05]
9. Scene 3: Recitativo E Pur Così In Un Giorno [:47]
10. Scene 3: Aria: Piangerò La Sorte Mia [6:49]
11. Scene 4: Accompagnato Ed Aria: Dall'ondoso Periglio - Aure, Deh, Per Pietà [9:55]
12. Scene 4: Cerco Invan Tolomeo Per Vendicarmi [2:14]
13. Scene 5: Recitativo: Lascia Questo Sigillo! [:38]
14. Scene 5: Aria: Quel Torrente Che Cade Dal Monte [4:02]
15. Scene 6: Recitativo: Tutto Lice Sperar, Cesare Vive [:30]
16. Scene 6: Aria: La Giustizia Ha Già Sull'arco [3:56]
17. Scene 7: Accompagnato: Voi, Che Mie Fide Ancelle Un Tempo Foste [2:15]
18. Scene 7: Recitativo: Forzai L'ingresso a Tua Salvezza, O Cara! [1:18]
19. Scene 7: Aria: Da Tempeste Il Legno Infranto [6:28]
20. Scene 8: Recitativo: Cornelia, è Tempo Omai [:54]
21. Scene 9: Recitativo: T'arresta, O Genitrice! [:48]
22. Scene 9: Aria: Non Ha Più Che Temere [:50]
23. Scene 10: Sinfonia [3:20]
24. Scene 10: Recitativo: Bellissima Cleopatra! [3:09]
25. Scene 10: Duetto: Caro! - Bella! Più Amabile Beltà [:44]
26. Scene 10: Recitativo: Goda Pur Or L'Egitto [4:43]
27. Scene 10: Coro e Duetto: Ritorni Omai Nel Nostro Core - Un Bel Contento It Sen Già Se Prepara [:20]
28. Scene 10: Curtain Calls [2:46]
29. Scene 10: End Credits [4:48]
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Disc #1 -- Handel: Giulio Cesare in Egitto: Act I
   Act I
      Danielle De Niese and the Glyndebourne Experience
      Cast Gallery
      DTS Surround
Disc #2 -- Handel: Giulio Cesare in Egitto: Act II
   Act II
      DTS Surround
Disc #3 -- Handel: Giulio Cesare in Egitto: Act II (End)/Act III
   Acts II & III
      Act II
      Act III
      Entertainment Is Not a Dirty Word
      Production Photo Gallery
      Rehearsals Photo Gallery
      DTS Surround
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