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Giulio Cesare in Egitto, Acts 1 and 2

Jonathan Swain presents the first two acts of the composer's most popular - and arguably best - opera, Giulio Cesare in Egitto. Featuring Marijana Mijanovic as Giulio Cesare.

Handel Operas 2009

As part of BBC Radio 3's complete cycle of Handel's operas, Jonathan Swain presents the first two acts of the composer's most popular - and arguably best - opera, Giulio Cesare in Egitto. It features possibly one of the most seductive heroines in all opera: Cleopatra, a role famous for two great arias, Se pieta and Piangero.

Handel: Giulio Cesare in egitto (Acts 1 and 2)

Giulio Cesare ...... Marijana Mijanovic (mezzo-soprano)
Cleopatra ...... Magdalena Kozena (mezzo-soprano)
Cornelia, widow of Caesar's enemy Pompey ...... Charlotte Hellekant (mezzo-soprano)
Sesto, her son ...... Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo-soprano)
Tolomeo, Cleopatra's brother ...... Bejun Mehta (countertenor)
Achilla, Tolomeao's sidekick ...... Alan Ewing (bass)
Nireno, Cleopatra's sidekick ...... Pascal Bertin (countertenor)
Curio, Caesar's sidekick ...... Jean-Michel Ankaoua (bass)
Les Musiciens du Louvre Grenoble
Marc Minkowski (conductor).

2 minutes

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