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The Resource Giulio Cesare, Glyndebourne Productions Ltd., Opus Arte Ltd. ; Haendel ; David McVicar, stage director ; Robin Lough, director

Giulio Cesare, Glyndebourne Productions Ltd., Opus Arte Ltd. ; Haendel ; David McVicar, stage director ; Robin Lough, director

Label
Giulio Cesare
Title
Giulio Cesare
Statement of responsibility
Glyndebourne Productions Ltd., Opus Arte Ltd. ; Haendel ; David McVicar, stage director ; Robin Lough, director
Contributor
Conductor
Film director
Instrumentalist
Production company
Singer
Stage director
Subject
Genre
Language
  • ita
  • eng
  • ita
  • ita
Summary
David McVicar's triumph in Glyndebourne in 2005 is Giulio Cesare with Sarah Connolly and Danielle de Niese in the midst of passions and power struggles. In 49 B.C, Julius Caesar and Pompey are struggling for power. When Caesar triumphs and conquers Egypt, the defeated seeks help from Ptolemy, the son of his father's ally. Instead of helping Pompey, Ptolemy welcomes Caesar with his rival's head as a present, in order to gain favor with the winner. Caesar is outraged by Ptolemy's gesture, since he had just planned to make peace with Pompey. Cornelia laments upon her husband's death whereas Sesto swears to take revenge for his father. On her side, Cleopatra plans to seek Caesar's favor as well to overpower her brother Ptolemy, with whom she has to share the throne of Egypt. Achilla brings the news of Caesar's offence to Ptolemy, who decides not to rely on the Emperor anymore. Achilla even promises to kill Caesar if he receives Cornelia's hand in marriage. Cleopatra goes to see Caesar as Lydia, one of the queen's maid. Caesar immediately falls in love but the couple is interrupted by Cornelia and Sesto who came to get back Pompey's sword. They all go to Ptolemy's palace together. The Egyptian king falls in love with Cornelia as soon as he sees her and imprisons her, betraying the promise he made to Achilla. This opera was premiered in London in 1724 at the Royal Academy of Music, ruled by Haendel himself. The innovative style of this 2005 performance, with its colonial costumes and settings, transposes the action in late 19th century Egypt, occupied by the British. McVicar's direction is comical while keeping the tragic dimension of the characters. One of the most beautiful score composed by Haendel is magnified by William Christie's baton and by the two soloists Sarah Connolly embodying the powerful but fair Caesar, and Danielle De Niese who expresses the fascinating character of Cleopatra thanks to alternately teasing and profound arias. Follow Danielle De Niese rehearsing Giulio Cesare in Glyndebourne!
Cataloging source
FRMTV
Characteristic
videorecording
Date of event
2005
Dewey number
782.1
Language note
Sung in Italian; English subtitles
LC call number
M1500.H36
Other event information
Recorded
PerformerNote
Sarah Connolly (Giulio Cesare) ; Alexander Ashworth (Curio) ; Patricia Bardon (Cornelia) ; Angelika Kirchschlager (Sesto) ; Danielle De Niese (Cleopatra) ; Rachid Ben Abdeslam (Nireno) ; Christophe Dumaux (Tolomeo) ; Christopher Maltman (Achilla) ; Glyndebourne Chorus, chorus master, Bernard McDonald ; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, leader, Alison Bury ; William Christie, conductor
Place of event
Glyndebourne, Lewes, Great Britain
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1685-1759
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • McVicar, David
  • Lough, Robin
  • Connolly, Sarah
  • Ashworth, Alexander
  • Bardon, Patricia
  • Kirchschlager, Angelika
  • De Niese, Danielle
  • Benabdeslam, Rachid
  • Dumaux, Christophe
  • Maltman, Christopher
  • Christie, William
  • Handel, George Frideric
  • Glyndebourne Festival Chorus
  • Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
  • Glyndebourne Productions
  • Opus Arte (Firm)
Runtime
228
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Caesar, Julius
  • Operas
Technique
live action
Label
Giulio Cesare, Glyndebourne Productions Ltd., Opus Arte Ltd. ; Haendel ; David McVicar, stage director ; Robin Lough, director
Link
https://www.vpl.ca/ext/scripts/auth/index.php?resource=MediciTv&assetid=movies/giulio-cesare-haendel-david-mcvicar-glyndebourne-festival
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Opera
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file (3 hr., 47 min., 25 sec.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
sound, color
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
1875
System control number
  • ocn956369560
  • (OCoLC)956369560
Video recording format
other
Label
Giulio Cesare, Glyndebourne Productions Ltd., Opus Arte Ltd. ; Haendel ; David McVicar, stage director ; Robin Lough, director
Link
https://www.vpl.ca/ext/scripts/auth/index.php?resource=MediciTv&assetid=movies/giulio-cesare-haendel-david-mcvicar-glyndebourne-festival
Publication
Copyright
Note
Opera
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file (3 hr., 47 min., 25 sec.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
sound, color
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
1875
System control number
  • ocn956369560
  • (OCoLC)956369560
Video recording format
other

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