Our glittering production of Handel’s Giulio Cesare is now open. See some of what our audiences have been saying on social media so far…
Sublime singing. Dramatic playing. Glorious staging. A real treat for the senses. And all this for someone who this afternoon thought he didn’t like Baroque opera. Thank you to everyone at @Opera_North! #ONCesare
— Martin Thomas (@m4d1ng) September 28, 2019
I saw/heard this production last time around, and last night was even better. I thought Cleopatra (who the opera is really about) and Cesare were sung beautifully https://t.co/verV366HwQ
— Paul Ellwood (@Ellwood_P) October 6, 2019
Well done to @Opera_North tonight for Giulio Cesare! A fantastic performance indeed.I thoroughly enjoyed coming to see it again after dress rehearsal and it makes it a privilege for me be a patron Best of luck for the rest of the run! ?????#ONCesare
— Jack Megson (@MegsonJack) October 5, 2019
@Opera_North I’ve seen many operas over almost 60 years, but I honestly don’t think I’ve seen a more astonishing performance than Lucie Chatton as Cleopatra, vocally and dramatically…
— Donald Judge (@DonaldJudge) October 11, 2019
@Opera_North Giulio Cesare was superb last night. Congratulations to everyone concerned: singers, orchestra, set, lighting. An evening to remember.
— Michael Wiles (@J26Mike) October 12, 2019
A magical evening; glorious singing, outstanding playing from the orchestra of Opera North, and what a set!! And Sesto is a heartbreaker! Brilliant
— Clare Wenham (@wenham_clare) October 6, 2019
@Opera_North At the last minute I was able to go to #GiulioCesare. It was absolutely stunning. I heard one audience member say she loved it so much she would go again. Wonderful evening – thank you to all involved – singers, orchestra, clever scenery!
— bookpix (@bookpix) October 12, 2019
@Opera_North My friend and I really enjoyed Giulio Cesare on Friday night at the Grand! A wonderful way to spend an evening, the set was glittering and the costumes and singing very opulent.
— Sara Montgomery (@fromsari) October 13, 2019
Ok for serious, I think #ONCesare is one of the best shows I have seen @Opera_North. Fabulous music, flawless singing and a set I want to live in (except I’d clearly go insane in a crazy golden tomb but quite frankly whatever I loved it)
— Sally V (@Sally_Steph) October 15, 2019
Gorgeous evening of Handel’s Giulio Cesare @Opera_North. A plethora of rich mezzos (what is the term?); outstanding ensemble, band and continuo. ??@ChristianCurnyn. What with Agrippina last Friday am feeling lucky ? pic.twitter.com/eWEJu3zIrG
— Melissa Scott (@Monteverdi1610) October 16, 2019
Well, rather lost for words. The best opera company in the UK, performing an opera by one of my favourite composers. (Those who know me will know of my love for Early Music and Baroque).
Yet again @Opera_North, take a bow.
— Ged Robinson (@GedRobinson) October 15, 2019
Fulfilled a lifetime ambition tonight seeing a Handel opera. The production by @Opera_North at Leeds Grand Theatre was simply breathtaking. Fantastic performance of the Master’s sublime music Giulio Cesare in Egitto. Thank you so much. #handel #genius pic.twitter.com/YCRwdnM7TC
— Christopher Ward ?? (@bretwalda1958) October 15, 2019