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Giulio Cesare : opera in three acts

Author: Nicola Francesco HaymDavid McVicarFerenc van DammeRobin LoughWinton DeanAll authors
Publisher: Waldron, Heathfield, East Sussex, U.K. : Opus Arte, [2006]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : Italian
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"David McVicar's production of Giulio Cesare manages to combine serious insight with entertainment, bringing Handel's masterpiece to life in a powerful, convincing and highly intelligent way. In every line of the complex narrative the subtle nuances are apparent, reflecting perfectly the transparent and exquisite nature of Handel's musical expression."--Container.
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Genre/Form: Music
Filmed operas
Drama
Named Person: Julius Caesar; Julius Caesar
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Nicola Francesco Haym; David McVicar; Ferenc van Damme; Robin Lough; Winton Dean; Sarah Fuller; Sarah Connolly; Alexander Ashworth; Patricia Bardon; Angelika Kirchschlager; Danielle De Niese; Rachid Benabdeslam; Christophe Dumaux; Christopher Maltman; William Christie; Robert Jones; Brigitte Reiffenstuel; Paule Constable; George Frideric Handel; G F Bussani; Glyndebourne Festival Chorus.; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.; Opus Arte (Firm)
OCLC Number: 70630698
Language Note: Sung in Italian; with optional subtitles in English, French, German, Spanish or Italian.
Notes: Libretto after Giacomo Francesco Bussani's Giulio Cesare in Eggito; edition by Winton Dean and Sarah Fuller.
Program notes and synopsis in English, French, and German (25 p. : ill.) in container.
Extra features: "Danielle de Niese and the Glyndebourne Experience" (an informal portrait of Danielle de Niese in her first Glyndebourne season); "Entertainment is not a dirty word" (documentary by Ferenc van Damme, including interviews with creative team and cast); production photo gallery; rehearsals photo gallery; cast gallery.
Credits: Set design, Robert Jones ; costume designer, Brigitte Reiffenstuel ; lighting designer, Paule Constable.
Performer(s): 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.
Event notes: Recorded in performance Aug. 14, 17, 2005, Glyndebourne Opera House, Lewes, East Sussex.
Description: 3 videodiscs (ca. 305 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; NTSC, all regions; widescreen (16:9 enhanced) presentation; DTS 5.1, LPCM Stereo sound.
Contents: Disc 1. Act 1 ; Danielle de Niese and the Glyndebourne Experience ; Cast gallery ; Synopsis --
Disc 2. Act 2 --
Disc 3. Act 2 (End) ; Act 3 ; Documentary ; Rehearsals photo gallery.
Responsibility: libretto by Nicola Francesco Haym ; music by Georg Frideric Handel ; stage director, David McVicar ; producer, Ferenc Van Damme ; television director, Robin Lough ; from Glyndebourne ; a Glyndebourne/Opus Arte co-production.

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"David McVicar's production of Giulio Cesare manages to combine serious insight with entertainment, bringing Handel's masterpiece to life in a powerful, convincing and highly intelligent way. In every line of the complex narrative the subtle nuances are apparent, reflecting perfectly the transparent and exquisite nature of Handel's musical expression."--Container.

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