Cornell Alumni Association of Greater Houston – Houston Grand Opera
October 29, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
Location: Houston, TX
Houston Grand Opera presents
Sunday, October 29, 2017
$101.50 per person
Sung in Italian with projected English translation
Appropriate for all ages
3 hours and 30 minutes1 intermission
Lights! Camera! Caesar!
Blood, sex, and political pawns—a Game of Thrones episode? No, it’s Handel’s Julius Caesar—and it’s all based on Caesar’s very real exploits in ancient Egypt.
The twist in this clever production by James Robinson is that the story of Caesar, Cleopatra, Ptolemy, and their allies and enemies is presented as a movie being filmed on a back lot in Hollywood, during its golden age in the late 1920s–early 30s. Art deco sets and glitzy costumes bring the story of power and passion to life.