Handel: Julius Caesar

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The Insider's Guide to Classical Recordings - Jim Svejda
Treagle is in glorious form, as is Beverly Sills as Cleopatra. The other roles are covered with great distinction and Rudel's conducting is invariably stylish and to the point.
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Editorial Reviews

The Insider's Guide to Classical Recordings - Jim Svejda
Treagle is in glorious form, as is Beverly Sills as Cleopatra. The other roles are covered with great distinction and Rudel's conducting is invariably stylish and to the point.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/1990
  • Label: Rca
  • UPC: 078635618228
  • Catalog Number: 6182


Disc 1
  1. 1–46 Giulio Cesare in Egitto, opera, HWV 17 - George Frideric Handel & Michael Devlin (147:52)
    Composed byGeorge Frideric Handel
    Conducted byJulius Rudel
    Performed byMaureen Forrester, Spiro Malas, New York City Opera Chorus, New York City Opera Orchestra, Julius Rudel, Beverly Sills, Beverly Wolff, William Beck, Dominic Cossa
    1. 1Overture
    2. 2Act I, Scene 1: Viva, viva il nostro Alcide!
    3. 3Act I, Scene 1: Presti omai l'Egizia terra
    4. 4Act I, Scene 1: Curio, Cesare venna e vide e vinse
    5. 5Act I, Scene 1: Sua reggia Tolomeo
    6. 6Act I, Scene 1: Giulio, che miri?
    7. 7Act I, Scene 1: Empio, dirò, tu sei
    8. 8Act I, Scene 1: Già torna in sè
    9. 9Act I, Scene 1: Priva son d'ogni conforto
    10. 10Act I, Scene 1: Vani sono i lamenti
    11. 11Act I, Scene 2: Regni Cleopatra
    12. 12Act I, Scene 2: Vanne, e torna omai
    13. 13Act I, Scene 2: Sire, Signor!
    14. 14Act I, Scene 3: Alma del gran Pompeo
    15. 15Act I, Scene 3: Qui nobile donzella
    16. 16Act I, Scene 3: Avanti al tuo cospetto
    17. 17Act I, Scene 3: Sfortunata donzella
    18. 18Act I, Scene 3: Ahimè! Vile e negletta
    19. 19Act I, Scene 3: Cara speme
    20. 20Act I, Scene 4: Oh, quanto bella gloria
    21. 21Act I, Scene 4: Va tacito e nascosto
    22. 22Act I, Scene 4: Dove, dove, inumani
    23. 23Act II, Scene 1: E seguisti, o Niren
    24. 24Act II, Scene 1: Taci! - che fia?
    25. 25Act II, Scene 1: V'adoro, pupille
    26. 26Act II, Scene 1: Non ha in cielo
    27. 27Act II, Scene 1: Più amabile beltà
    28. 28Act II, Scene 2: Deh, piangete, o mesti lumi
    29. 29Act II, Scene 2: Se a me non sei crudele
    30. 30Act II, Scene 2: Sì spietata
    31. 31Act II, Scene 2: Madre! Ferma!
    32. 32Act II, Scene 2: Cessa omai di sospirare!
    33. 33Act II, Scene 2: Figlio non è
    34. 34Act II, Scene 3: Bella Lidia
    35. 35Act II, Scene 3: Mora, mora, mora
    36. 36Act II, Scene 3: Se pietà di me non senti
    37. 37Act III, Scene 1: Sinfonia
    38. 38Act III, Scene 1: Vinta cadesti al balenar
    39. 39Act III, Scene 1: Vinta cadesti al balenar
    40. 40Act III, Scene 1: Cerco in van Tolomeo
    41. 41Act III, Scene 1: Lascia questo sigillo!
    42. 42Act III, Scene 2: Voi, che mie fide ancelle
    43. 43Act III, Scene 2: Cesare, o un'ombra sei?
    44. 44Act III, Scene 2: Da tempeste il legno infranto
    45. 45Act III, Scene 3: Cornelia, è tempo omai
    46. 46Act III, Scene 4: La vendetta del padre
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Julius Rudel Primary Artist
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Beverly Sills, American Legend: Ave Atque Vale

    The world is diminished with the news of the death of Beverly Sills. Her impact on American Opera will never be matched. She was an Original, a woman of great beauty, creative intelligence not only in her vocal production, pyrotechniques, and range, but also in her commitment to acting and drama, bringing a far larger audience to the opera houses with both her gifts as an artist and her compassion for those experiencing opera for the first time. Her performances were full of life, uncannily beautiful in singing and deportment, and aided by her own insistence on the use of supertitles above the proscenium arch, a gracious bow to her audiences to draw them into the stories of the works. La Sills had the intelligence to make her final bow on the stage when signs of vocal weakness began to show. Everything she did was form her heart and her brain and her humanity. Finding a work to call a signature role for her wide repertoire is difficult, but for most of us her creation of Cleopatra as captured in this recording of Handel's 'Giulio Cesare' is a zenith. She sparkles and stuns with her effortless singing and embellishments and she is accompanied by her old friends Norman Treigle, Spiro Malas, Michael Devlin, Maureen Forrester, Beverly Wolff, Dominic Cossa and of course, Julius Rudel who with Sills brought the New York City Opera to importance. Yes, the recording is old and now dated and now that Handel's jewel is a frequently performed opera in the original style (countertenors, original instrumentation, etc), the performance does sound a bit florid and thick. But Beverly Sills shines brightly and this is the great selfless star we will all remember. Grady Harp

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    Posted March 21, 2009

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