Handel Giulio Cesare

Handel - Giulio Cesare  

Posted by Boccaccio at Jan. 3, 2008
Handel - Giulio Cesare

Score of Händel's Giulio Cesare
Chrysander | Edition 1875 | 164 pages | Single jpgs (1000x1400) in a zip-file | 35 MB

Giulio Cesare in Egitto (Julius Caesar in Egypt) (HWV 17) is an Italian opera in three acts by George Frideric Handel. The libretto was written by Nicola Francesco Haym. It was first performed in London on February 20, 1724. The opera was an immediate success. Handel revived it (with changes) in 1725, 1730, and 1732; it was also performed in Paris, Hamburg, and Brunswick. Like Handel's other works in the opera seria genre, Giulio Cesare fell into oblivion in the 19th century.
Handel - Giulio Cesare (Giovanni Antonini) (2016) [BluRay-rip]

Handel - Giulio Cesare (Giovanni Antonini) (2016) [BluRay-rip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1280x720 (16:9) / 2762 kbps / 29,97 fps | 248 min | 5,59 Gb
Audio: Italian / AAC / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 448 kbps
Classical | DECCA | Sub: English, French, German

inaugurated Cecilia Bartoli’s first season as Artistic Director of the Salzburg Whitsun Festival in 2012. “Bartoli’s Dream Start with Dream Voices” wrote the Vienna Kurier of this uproarious Moshe Leiser/Patrice Caurier in which Bartoli heads a hand-picked cast including Andreas Scholl, Philippe Jaroussky and Anne Sofie Von Otter with Il Giardino Armonico conducted by Giovanni Antonini. “[Andreas Scholl’s] coloratura is note perfect, he phrases recitatives with as much musicianship as arias, and the steadiness and purity of his voice are remarkable.” The Financial Times
Handel - Giulio Cesare (William Christie, Sarah Connolly) (2005) [BluRay-rip]

Handel - Giulio Cesare (William Christie, Sarah Connolly) (2005) [BluRay-rip]
Classical | BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1280x720 (16:9) / 4143 kbps / 29,970 fps | 226 min | 15,7GB
Audio: Italian / PCM / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Sub: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian

David McVicar's production of Giulio Cesare manages to combine serious insight with entertainment, bringing Handel´s masterpiece to life in a powerful, convincing and highly intelligent way. In every line of the complex narrative the subtle nuances are apparent, reflecting perfectly the transparent and exquisite nature of Handel's musical expression.
Handel - Giulio Cesare (William Christie) (2009) [Blu-ray]

Handel - Giulio Cesare (William Christie) (2009)
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 28555 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 306 min | 82,3 GB
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
Audio2: Italian / LPCM Audio / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 5760 kbps / 24-bit
Classical | OPUS ARTE | Sub: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian

David McVicar's production of Giulio Cesare manages to combine serious insight with entertainment, bringing Handel´s masterpiece to life in a powerful, convincing and highly intelligent way. In every line of the complex narrative the subtle nuances are apparent, reflecting perfectly the transparent and exquisite nature of Handel's musical expression.

Handel - Giulio Cesare (Lars Ulrik Mortensen) [2007]  

Posted by Sowulo at Nov. 19, 2013
Handel - Giulio Cesare (Lars Ulrik Mortensen)  [2007]

Handel - Giulio Cesare (Lars Ulrik Mortensen) [2007]
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR Auto Pan&Scan | Italiano (LPCM, 2 ch); (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 4.32 Gb+7.55 Gb (DVD5 + DVD9)
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Sub: English, Deutsch, Espanol | +3% Recovery | 216 min

This Harmonia Mundi DVD release of GIULIO CESARE from Denmark, recorded in 2005 is, quite simply, magnificent. Everything about this release signifies a major event, starting with the packaging. A beautifully produced gatefold DVD case, attractively and conveniently laid out. The booklet gives all the relevant information, with the synopsis synchronized with the tracks (the only drawback is that there are only 9 tracks for the first DVD, 15 for the second; given that Universal Classics painstakingly separates the recits from the arias {the Ponnelle film of COSI for example has over 35 tracks per DVD}, this is inconvenient, because you have to do more searching if you want to)…

Handel - Giulio Cesare (Alan Curtis) (2012)  

Posted by Ebisu at July 25, 2013
Handel - Giulio Cesare (Alan Curtis) (2012)

Handel - Giulio Cesare (Alan Curtis) (2012)
Classical | Eac, Flac, Img+Cue, Log | Covers | 1148.46 MB
Label: Naïve | Catalog N.: OP30536 | TT - 220:01

Hopping from label to label, Alan Curtis and his ensemble Il Complesso Barocco have managed to notch up an arsenal of Handel opera recordings, alternating between the composer’s more familiar works – Ariodante, Alcina and Rodelinda – and lesser-known gems such as Floridante and Ezio. Now the group has tackled what is
arguably Handel’s greatest stage
work, Giulio Cesare in Egitto. The
 cast, even by Curtis’s luxurious
 standards, is remarkable. Marie-
Nicole Lemieux’s billowing, 
fruity contralto is gripping in the 
title role, whether she’s singing up
 a storm of coloratura (her Empio, diró
 is fabulously ferocious) or basking in
 the reverential stillness of Alma del gran Pompeo, delivered not only with exceptional breath control and tonal beauty, but with moving sincerity. Indeed, that sense of sincerity underpins every performance in this recording.

Handel - Giulio Cesare in Egitto (Hofstetter) [2005]  

Posted by Sowulo at Dec. 29, 2012
Handel - Giulio Cesare in Egitto (Hofstetter) [2005]

Handel - Giulio Cesare in Egitto (Hofstetter) [2005]
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR Auto Letterboxed | Italiano Dolby AC3, 6 ch; DTS, 6 ch | 6.31 Gb+7.70 Gb (2*DVD9)
Classical | Label: TDK | Sub: Italiano, Francais, English, Deutsch, Espanol, Catalan | +3% Recovery | 216 min

Those who are looking for a traditional production of one of Handel's greatest operas are advised to stay clear of this release. Director Herbert Wernicke, who also designed the sets and the costumes, has turned Giulio Cesare into archaeological fantasy: the entire opera takes places on top of a giant replica of the Rosetta Stone, and the final chorus is sung by camera-clicking tourists. (Shades of Philip Glass's Akhnaten!) Achilles, Ptolemy's general, is dressed like Indiana Jones's less svelte brother, and throughout the course of the production we see, at different times, dresses and uniforms that could have been worn in the century just past, powdered wigs that could have been worn in the 1700s, and a man (fortunately silent!) in a crocodile costume, who apparently represents the spirit of Egypt…
Raymond Tuttle
Handel - Giulio Cesare (Emmanuelle Haim, Lawrence Zazzo, Natalie Dessay) [2012]

Handel - Giulio Cesare (Emmanuelle Haim, Lawrence Zazzo, Natalie Dessay) [2012]
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR Auto Pan&Scan | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch); (DTS, 6 ch) | 5.07 Gb + 7.51 Gb (2*DVD9)
Classical | Label: Virgin | Sub: Deutsch, English, Francais, Italiano, Espanol | +3% Recovery | 217 min

Giulio Cesare, the most popular of Handel’s operas, is named after the great Roman emperor, but its most memorable character is Cleopatra. In this production by Laurent Pelly from Paris’ splendid Palais Garnier, the role of the Egyptian queen is assumed for the first time by Natalie Dessay, described by the Telegraph as “a supreme vocal enchantress”…
Handel - Giulio Cesare in Egitto, Hwv 17 (George Petrou) [2010]

Handel - Giulio Cesare in Egitto, Hwv 17 (George Petrou) [2010]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Scans Covers | 3cd, 1.01 GB
Classical | Label: MDG | Catalog Number: 609 1604-2

It could be argued that Händel’s Giulio Cesare is, in a sense, the La Bohème of Baroque opera: surely performed both more frequently and more widely afield than any of Händel’s other operas, Giulio Cesare is the most popular of Händel’s operas and the one that is most known even by audiences with limited exposure to Baroque opera. This familiarity led to the long-held assumption that Giulio Cesare was likewise the finest of Händel’s operatic scores, a supposition that has been challenged during the past two decades by more frequent – and more impressive – performances of Händel’s lesser-known operas…

Handel - Giulio Cesare (Jean-Claude Malgoire)  

Posted by ArlegZ at Jan. 27, 2010
Handel - Giulio Cesare (Jean-Claude Malgoire)

Handel - Giulio Cesare (Jean-Claude Malgoire)
Baroque | 3 CD | EAC | APE+CUE, LOG | Covers | TT 221’ | 897.98 MB
La Grande Écurie et la Chambre du Roy, Jean-Claude Malgoire
Released: 1995 | Label: Astree