GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL
One of the Met’s most inventive productions, Sir David McVicar’s vibrant Bollywood-inspired take on Handel’s Baroque masterpiece transports the tale of Julius Caesar and Cleopatra to the age of British imperialism. Countertenor Iestyn Davies portrays the most powerful man in the world, opposite rising soprano Kristina Mkhitaryan as the world’s most alluring queen. On the heels of his show-stopping performance in Akhnaten, countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo portrays another Egyptian ruler—Ptolemy, Cleopatra’s brother—and mezzo-sopranos Karen Cargill and Kate Lindsey round out the exceptional cast. Harry Bicket conducts.
Production owned by Glyndebourne Festival Opera
Production a gift of the Arthur F. and Alice E. Adams Charitable Foundation, in memory of William B. Warren, former Co-Trustee and Governor of the Foundation; and the Mercedes T. Bass Charitable Corporation
Additional funding from The Annenberg Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts
Revival a gift of C. Graham Berwind, III
- Captioning with English subtitles
- Wheelchair-accessible seating