Handel’s Giulio Cesare
With this new production La Scala inaugurates a Baroque project, which will continue in the coming years with two other titles by Handel: Agrippina and Ariodante.
Giulio Cesare in Egitto has only been staged once at La Scala, in 1957, with Gianandrea Gavazzeni conducting.
The production marks the return of Robert Carsen with a cast featuring Philippe Jaroussky, Danielle de Niese and Bejun Mehta.
Giovanni Antonini will conduct the Baroque ensemble of the theatre’s Orchestra following its applauded performances of Il trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno and Tamerlano by Handel and La finta giardiniera by Mozart in recent seasons.
|Sets and costumes||Gideon Davey|
|Lights||Robert Carsen e Peter van Praet|
|Giulio Cesare||Bejun Mehta|
|Cleopatra||Danielle de Niese|
|Sesto Pompeo||Philippe Jaroussky|
Running Time: 3 hours 50 minutes interval included
18 October to 2 November 2019