Photo: Monika Rittershaus
The DVD of Handel’s Giulio Cesare in Egitto is now available for purchase. Director Keith Warner has crafted a unique production that combines elements of silent film and baroque opera, reminiscent of the classic film Cleopatra, starring Elizabeth Taylor, Rex Harrison, and Richard Burton. The cast of singers, which includes renowned countertenors Bejun Mehta and Christophe Dumaux, is led by the captivating performance of Louise Alder as Cleopatra. Additional standouts in the group include Patricia Bardon, Simon Bailey, and Jake Arditti, with Ivor Bolton conducting the Concentus Musicus Wien.
“Countertenor Bejun Mehta is a fabulous Giulio Cesare, both vocally and as an actor. The coloratura is flawless.” –Kurier, Rating: ★★★★★