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HANDEL: Giulio Cesare (Sydney Opera, 1994) (PAL)



HANDEL: Giulio Cesare (Sydney Opera, 1994) (PAL)

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George Frideric Handel: Giulio Cesare
Yvonne Kenny · Graham Pushee · Andrew Dalton
Elizabeth Campbell · Rosemary Gunn · Stephen Bennett
Australian Opera & Ballet Orchestra
Richard Hickox, conductor
Recorded live at the Sydney Opera House, June 1994

Picture Format: PAL · 4:3
Sound Formats: PCM Stereo · Dolby Digital 5.1 · DTS 5.1
Region Code: 0
Booklet Notes: English, German, French
Subtitles: English, German, French, Italian
Running Time: 208 mins
Catalogue Number: 2053599
2 DVD Box Set

  • This daringly inventive production of Handel's operatic masterpiece from The Australian Opera was hailed by press and audiences alike
  • Fourteen sensational scenes designed by Anthony Baker, full of surprises in the best tradition of operatic staging
  • The production is blessed with a cast of singers who can perform Handel's agile music with outstanding beauty of tone and virtuosity of technique
  • Featuring attractive dance scenes and impressive choruses
  • 5.1 surround sound in Dolby Digital and DTS

"One of the very greatest occasions in the history of the Australian Opera."

--Herald Sun

"Graham Pushee's reputation as one of the world's finest counter-tenors is justified. [...] As his Cleopatra, Yvonne Kenny, regarded as one of the finest interpreters of Handel in the world, also excelled. Her delivery, crispness of tone, wonderful acting ability and sheer bravado (for disrobing as she enters the famous milk bath) were impressive. The eulogies continue for Andrew Dalton as King Tolomeo, a splendid characterisation; as Sesto, Elizabeth Campbell was impressively aggressive; and as Achilla, Stephen Bennett made an equally aggressive general to Tolomeo...This production of Julius Caesar is opera as it should be: a glorious marriage of music, acting and singing, deliciously interleaved."
--The Wentworth Courier

Handel, George Frideric

Haym, Nicola

Hickox, Richard

Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra

Alexander, Richard; Bennett, Stephen; Campbell, Elizabeth; Dalton, Andrew; Gilchrist, Rodney; Gunn, Rosemary; Kenny, Yvonne; Pushee, Graham

Label: EuroArts

Genre: Opera

Period: Baroque

Catalogue No: 2053599

Barcode: 0880242535993

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Physical Release: 12/2004

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