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HANDEL, G.F.: Giulio Cesare (Liceu, 2004) (NTSC)


HANDEL, G.F.: Giulio Cesare (Liceu, 2004) (NTSC)

George Frideric Handel
Giulio Cesare

Flavio Oliver · Elena de la Merced
Ewa Podles · Maite Beaumont

Orquestra Simfónica i Cor
Del Gran Teatre del Liceu
Michael Hofstetter

Stage Director: Herbert Wernicke

Picture Format: 16:9
Sound Format: LPCM stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1
Running Time: 181 mins
Region Code: NTSC All
Subtitle Languages: GB, F, D, I, E, Catalan
Recording Date: Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, July 2004
Territory: Worldwide


  • Giulio Cesare is regarded by many as Handel's greatest and most exquisite work.
  • This new adaptation comes from director Herbert Wernicke (1946-2002), who includes in his version fragments of Rinaldo, Orlando and Tolomeo. Wernicke concentrates on the psychology and politics of the story, rather than seeking to set the opera in a contemporary context.
  • In Handel's Giulio Cesare, a far cry from the dark story of political intrigue conceived by William Shakespeare less than a century earlier, Caesar is a heroic figure, rescuing Cleopatra from the clutches of her evil brother. The simplicity of the story enables Handel to concentrate on what he does best: writing wonderfully emotive arias and complex recitatives with startling modulations.

"Wernicke finds the human core of the characters and ingeniously blends that element with the fantastic" -- New York Metro

Handel, George Frideric

Haym, Nicola

Hofstetter, Michael

Liceu Grand Theatre Orchestra

Liceu Grand Theatre Chorus

Beaumont, Maite; Domenech, Jordi; Manzanares, Hector; Menendez, David; Mentxaka, Itxaro; Merced, Elena de la; Oliver, Flavio; Podles, Ewa; Zwarg, Oliver


Genre: Opera

Period: Baroque

Catalogue No: DVWW-OPGCES

Barcode: 824121001407

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Physical Release: 01/2006

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