- 2/1/2019, 2/2/2019, 2/8/2019, 2/9/2019
- Musical Arts Center
- 101 N. Jordan Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47405
- (812) 855-7433
- 7:30 PM
Make your own history with Giulio Cesare
Music by George Frideric Handel
When Giulio met Cleopatra, history was made!
It’s 48 BC, and Egypt is roiling. Ptolemy, Cleopatra’s devious brother, has seized the throne, and Cleopatra will do whatever it takes to get it back. Enter mighty Cesare—the ultimate king or queen maker—fresh from his victory over his greatest rival, Pompeo, and looking to add Egypt to his list of conquests for the Roman Empire.
Will Cesare choose to side with Ptolemy, who brings him Pompeo’s head on a platter? Or will it be Cleopatra, who uses her wiles and breathtaking beauty to entice Cesare into getting her everything she wants—including him.
Passion, politics, glorious music, and one of opera’s greatest seduction scenes—Giulio Cesare was a triumph from its first performance and remains Handel’s most popular opera. Look forward to a riveting (and surprising!) production from our artistic team.
In Italian with English supertitles.