Sarah Connolly and Danielle de Niese in Giulio Cesare © Mike Hoban

Giulio Cesare

George Frideric Handel
Directed by David McVicar

Sarah Connolly leads an all-star cast in David McVicar's production of Handel's operatic masterpiece, showcasing the original opera's narrative twists and turns.

William Christie conducts the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, bringing every nuance and dramatic note of Handel's music to the fore.

Sung in Italian with English subtitles.

Production duration: 3 hrs 47 min

Cast & creative team


  • Giulio Cesare
    Sarah Connolly
  • Curio
    Alexander Ashworth
  • Cornelia
    Patricia Bardon
  • Sesto
    Angelika Kirchschlager
  • Cleopatra
    Danielle de Niese
  • Nireno
    Rachid Ben Abdeslam
  • Tolomeo
    Christophe Dumaux
  • Achilla
    Christopher Maltman
  • Orchestra
    Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment


  • William Christie
  • David McVicar
  • Robert Jones
    Set Designer
  • Brigitte Reiffenstuel
    Costume Designer
  • Paule Constable
    Lighting Designer
  • Andrew George
    Movement Director
  • Nicholas Hall
    Fight Director