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Title: Handel Operas
Otros títulos: Giulio Cesare
Intérprete/ Colaborador: George Frideric Handel; Beverly Sills; Beverly Wolff; Mauren Forrester; William Beck; Dominic Cossa; Norman Trigle; Julius Caesar; Michael Devlin; Spiro Malas; Eugenia Earle/Julius Rudel; New York City Opera Orchestra
Código CDU: H.16
Forma Musical: Operas
Abstract: One of Handel's greatest and most successful operas, Giulio Cesare was first performed at the King's Theatre in London on February 20, 1724, when it ran for 13 performances. Handel subsequently revived the work on three occasions, the last in 1732. It was composed for the Italian opera season of the Royal Academy, the organization formed by a group of noblemen under Handel's musical direction in 1719. From its inception, the Academy had sought to present some of the greatest singers of the day to London audiences; the original cast of Giulio Cesare was no exception: the great castrato Senesino (Caesar), and Francesca Cuzzoni (Cleopatra), one of the leading prima donnas of the day, took the stage to premiere Handel's work. By the conventions of the day, Giulio Cesare is unusual in a number of respects, not least of which is its subject matter. Based as it is on the famous historical love affair between Julius Caesar and Cleopatra, it departs from the more traditional realm (at least ...


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