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Julius Caesar

By George Frederic Handel. Libretto: Nicola Francesco Haym adapted from Giacomo Francesco Bussani's Giulio Cesare in Egitto (1677 and 1685)

Productions

King's Theatre Haymarket, 1724
London Coliseum, 1979, ENO
London Coliseum, 1981, ENO
London Coliseum, 2012, ENO

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King's Theatre, Hammersmith (as Giulio Cesare)
First performance: 20th February 1724
Royal Academy of Music

CharacterPlayed By
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London Coliseum
First performance: 5th December 1979
ENO

CharacterPlayed By
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London Coliseum
First performance: 11th April 1981
ENO
Edition: Noel Davies and Charles Mackerras.
Libretto: Nicola Haym. English Translation: Brian Trowell.
Conductor: Charles Mackerras. Producer: John Copley.
Sets: John Pascoe. Costumes: Michael Stennett.
Lighting: Robert Bryan. Harpsichord continuo: Noel Davies.

CharacterPlayed By
The Romans
Julius CaesarJanet Baker
Curio, a tribuneJohn Kitchiner
Cornelia, Pompey's widowSarah Walker
Sextus, son of Pompey and CorneliaDella Jones
Caesar's boydguardDavid Aldridge
Caesar's bodyguardDavid Evans Rees
Caesar's bodyguardAlan Schneider
Caesar's bodyguardRaymond Williams
The Egyptians
CleopatraValerie Masterson
Ptolemy, Cleopatra's brotherJohn Angelo Massana
Achillas, his generalJohn Tomlinson
Nirenus, Cleopatra's eunuchDavid James
Pothinus, Ptolemy's chief ministerBrian Casey
The Muses
MelpomeneRosemary Stacey
EratoJenny Dawson
ClioLoraine Gill
UraniaCornelia Hayes
PolyhymniaJocelyn Bowlan
TerpsichoreRosemary Jolliffe
CalliopeSusan Stevens
ThaliaJenny Weston
EuterpeJanice Andrew
Musicians
Solo HornLance Baker
Viola Da Gamba and Baroque CelloMarilyn Sansom/Jennifer Ward-Clarke
TheorboRobin Jeffrey

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London Coliseum
First performance: 1st October 2012
ENO. English translation: Brian Trowell.
Director/Choreographer: Michael Keegan-Dolan. Set designer: Andrew Lieberman.
Costume designer: Doey Lüthi. Lighting designer: Adam Silverman.
Conductor: Christian Curnyn. Assistant conductor: Murray Hipkin.
Leader: Janice Graham.

CharacterPlayed By
Julius CaesarLawrence Zazzo
Curio, a tribuneGeorge Humphreys
Cornelia, Pompey's widowPatricia Bardon
Sesto, daughter of Pompey and CorneliaDaniela Mack
CleopatraAnna Christy
Ptolemy, Cleopatra's brotherTim Mead
Achillas, his generalAndrew Craig Brown
Nirenus, Cleopatra's servantJames Laing
DancersSaju Hari, Karolina Kraczkowska, Johannes Langolf, Louise Mochia, Erik Nevin, Emmanual Obeyn, Keir Patrick, Rachel Poirier, Raquel Gualtero Soriano, Louise Tanoto
CelloDavid Newby
LuteJakob Lindberg
HarpsichordNicholas Ansdell-Evans/Joseph McHardy

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