Have you ever wondered how Caesar and Cleopatra got hooked up? Find out in David McVicar’s production of Handel’s “Giulio Cesare,” the last opera of the Live at the Met in HD season. It shows at 6 p.m. May 23 at the Homer Theatre.
Some romances are a bit rocky at the start. In this production, McVicar has set the classic tale of Caesar and Cleopatra in the glory days of the British Empire. Justin Davidson of New York Magazine said in complex opera productions something always seems to go wrong.
“So when the opposite happens — when you witness something as supple, vivid, and complete as the Metropolitan Opera’s new production of Handel’s Giulio Cesare — the experience comes as a pleasurable shock,” he writes.
This will be the last chance to check out the opera. Make it a big night for yourself. Have a meal while you enjoy opera in a way you never will again. It is a treat. We will of course, have all the intermission amenities that we have to make this an event of the month for you. Students can still get in free to check out the opera first hand.
Opera lovers, enjoy your short break and be ready for next year’s season. We have a very nice season set up for you.
Vonda Nixon is an opera lover and a recent resident of Homer.