Georg Friedrich Händel´s opera Giulio Cesare in Egitto (Julius Caesar in Egypt) recorded at this year´s Salzburg Whitsun Festival.
This was also the first production with Cecilia Bartoli as Artistic Director of the festival.
In addition to Bartoli herself (Cleopatra), the cast consisted of several other famous names, like e.g. Anne Sofie von Otter (Cornelia) and Andreas Scholl (Giulio Cesare).
Händel wrote many beautiful arias for this opera. It was a pleasure to LISTEN to the outstanding soloists. If you look at the photos below, you may understand why I preferred not to watch:
|A "rocket start" for Bartoli as Artistic Director of the Salzburg Whitsun Festival|
|This performance would certainly have made Handel and his librettist Nicola Francesco Haym turn over in their graves.|