Georg Friedrich Händel, Giulio Cesare in Egitto (Julius Caesar in Egypt)
Milan, Teatro alla Scala, 18 October 2019
Not only Verdi or Puccini: Handel at La Scala, and it’s a sensation
Giulio Cesare in Egitto has always been Handel’s most popular work since the first night on February 20, 1724 at King’s Theater in London, when it was brought to success by Francesco Bernardi, the castrato otherwise known as Senesino, one of the most idolized singers of the time.
The plot mixes historic events with tales of seduction, power struggles between a brother and his sister, desire for revenge, attempted murders and suicides. A twirl of feelings and passions worthy of a great novel…