Q&A with Sir David McVicar | In Focus: Giulio Cesare
Giulio Cesare Photo Gallery

 

Sir David McVicar's witty and efferverscent production of Handel's most popular opera arrived at the Met with Natalie Dessay and David Daniels in the leading roles and Harry Bicket on the podium.

  • Giulio Cesare (David Daniels) arrives in Egypt in the opera's opening scene.

    Photo: Marty Sohl/Met Opera
  • Natalie Dessay as Cleopatra

    Photo: Marty Sohl/Met Opera
  • David Daniels and Natalie Dessay

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  • Alice Coote as Sesto

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  • Patricia Bardon as Cornelia

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  • Christophe Dumaux as Tolomeo

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  • Guido Loconsolo as Achilla

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  • Alice Coote (Sesto) and Patricia Bardon (Cornelia)

    Photo: Marty Sohl/Met Opera
  • Natalie Dessay (Cleopatra) and Christophe Dumaux (Tolomeo)

    Photo: Marty Sohl/Met Opera
  • Natalie Dessay as Cleopatra in a scene from Act II

    Photo: Marty Sohl/Met Opera
  • David Daniels as Cesare

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  • In the opera's final scene, Cesare proclaims Cleopatra sole queen of Egypt.

    Photo: Marty Sohl/Met Opera