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Handel: Giulio Cesare / Mortensen/Concerto Copenhagen, Scholl, Dam-Jensen, Stene [DVD]

Album Summary

>Handel, George Frideric : Giulio Cesare, HWV 17
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

In what is probably his most accomplished opera, freely based on historical characters, Handel probes with many facets of the human soul. 'Giulio Cesare' boasts a breathtaking succession of hit arias along with one of Handel's most sumptuous orchestral scores, vividly performed here by Lars Ulrik Mortensen and the period-instrument 'Concerto Copenhagen'. Superstar counter tenor Andreas Scholl is magnificent as Julius Caesar and he is supported by a superb young cast.

Notes & Reviews:

Run Time: 216 min.
Picture Format: NTSC, Color
Country of Origin: Denmark


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Works Details

>Handel, George Frideric : Giulio Cesare, HWV 17
  • Performers: Randi Stene (Mezzo Soprano); Andreas Scholl (Countertenor); Christopher Robson (Countertenor); Tuva Semmingsen (Mezzo Soprano); Michael Maniaci (Countertenor); John Lundgren (Baritone); Palle Knudsen (Baritone); Inger Dam-Jensen (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Lars Mortensen
  • Ensemble: Concerto Copenhagen
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1724