Giulio Cesare is Handel’s most celebrated opera, and a real clash of titans on stage. A thrilling story of passion and revenge, it features music so beautiful and characters so strong that we have decided to present it complete, in two intriguing performances.
Part I: The Death of Pompey
Having defeated his rival Pompey, can Caesar now survive the machinations of King of Egypt Ptolemy and his sister Cleopatra?
Part II: Cleopatra’s Needle
The Battle for the Kingdom of the Nile reaches a crisis, as Pompey’s family is enslaved, Caesar is presumed dead, and Cleopatra is made captive by her brother.
Don’t miss this exhilaratingly epic drama, featuring our partner baroque orchestra The Old Street Band and a first-rate cast including Christopher Ainslie in the title role, and Laura Mitchell as Cleopatra
Both parts sung in Italian with English surtitles
ETO is proud to present the first performance in the UK of the 1744 version of Dardanus, Rameau’s undoubted masterpiece. Jupiter’s son Dardanus is in love with Iphise, the daughter of his enemy Teucer – a love that, though reciprocated, is forbidden. So begins a ravishing tale of love in war, containing some of the composer’s finest music including the stunning aria “Lieux funestes”.
Sung in French with English surtitles
£35-10 (plus £1 per ticket online, £1.25 per ticket over the phone).
Concessions: £2 off (seniors, unwaged, disabled)
schools & students: £10
Multibuy : Book any 2 performances in ETO Autumn Season get 20% off; book any 3 performances in ETO Autumn Season get 25% off
(To get the offer you need to buy all tickets in one transaction to get the multi-buy discount and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers.)