G. F. Handel: Giulio Cesare
22/1-19/2 2022 Nederlandse Reisopera
"You don't often come across a conductor who also stage-directs. The Greek George Petrou combines both functions for Handel's opera Giulio Caesare in Egitto at the Nederlandse Reisopera. With a beautiful cast, he turned it into a more than evening-filling, virtuoso listening and viewing game. Almost four hours of delicious, heavenly, Handel."
"Petrou is a genius devil artist. He is one of the few conductors who is also active in the directing profession. ... You rarely get to see Handel this inventive and idiosyncratic."
A co-production between the Nederlandse Reisopera and the International Handel Festspiele-Gottingen
George Petrou-Stage director/conductor
Paris Mexis-Set and costume designer
Stella Kaltsou-Light designer
Cesare: Xavier Sabata (Reisopera)/Yuri Mynienko (Göttingen)
Cleopatra: Sophie Junker
Cornelia: Francesca Ascioti
Sesto: Katie Coventry
Tolomeo: Nicholas Tamagna
Achilla: Riccardo Novaro
Nireno: Rafal Tomkiewicz
Curio: Arthur Janda