Giulio Cesare, English Touring Opera

Giulio Cesare, English Touring Opera

Dubious Caesar Tom Sutcliffe Julius Caesar in Egypt is probably Handel’s most popular and approachable opera. Its story is very similar to Bernard Shaw’s play Caesar and Cleopatra. But it is the brilliance and memorable quality of so many of its arias that make it so...
From the House of the Dead

From the House of the Dead

Dazzling darkness Welsh National Opera at Birmingham Hippodrome, 2nd November by Richard Bratby The stage is in darkness, and as the prelude plays we dimly pick out broken walls and piles of dirt. Among them lie slumped, huddled forms, at first barely distinguishable...