Giulio Cesare in Egitto

Act 1

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Yuriy Mynenko
Countertenor – Giulio Cesare

Sophie Junker
Soprano – Cleopatra

Nicholas Tamagna
Countertenor – Tolomeo

Francesca Ascioti
Contralto – Cornelia

Katie Coventry
Mezzo-sopran – Sesto Pompeo

Riccardo Novaro
Baritone – Achilla

Artur Janda
Bass-Baritone – Curio

Rafał Tomkiewicz
Countertenor – Nireno

FestspielOrchester Göttingen

George Petrou
Director and Conductor

Paris Mexis
Stage and costume designer

Stella Kaltsou
Lightning designer

As understandable as it is bold: such is also the plan that Cleopatra devises to realize her claim to the Egyptian throne which her brother Tolomeo occupies. For this reason, she seduces Caesar into helping her – with sweeping success and lasting consequences for both of them: cunning turns into lust and passion. The Roman ruler also falls in love with her, but finds himself confronted with a bloodthirsty revenge plot. Cornelia and Sesto, wife and son of his slain enemy Pompeo, hold him responsible for the beheading of the rogue commander and plot to take his life ...

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