Handel Giulio Cesare in Egitto
We are immensely looking forward to our return to Kilkenny Arts Festival on Friday 11 August for Handel’s epic drama Giulio Cesare in Egitto. Starring (centre, above) Iestyn Davies in the title role and Anna Devin as Cleopatra (top), Christian Curnyn conducts an all-star cast of Rachel Kelly (Sesto), Hilary Summers (Cornelia), Rupert Enticknap (Tolomeo), Callum Thorpe (Achilla) and James Hall (Nireno).
First performed in London in 1724, and set against the backdrop of the Roman campaigns, Handel’s operatic masterpiece focuses on the legendary romance between the Roman general Julius Caesar and Cleopatra, the Egyptian princess fighting her brother for the throne.
Tickets are on sale for this gala performance at the opening night of the festival via www.kilkennyfestival.ie