The curtain has now gone up on Festival 2018’s revival of Giulio Cesare
You can read a selection of press reviews and audience reactions below.
What the critics are saying
‘…a flawlessly crisp and slick performance… Joélle Harvey makes a captivating debut as the skittish kitten Cleopatra, singing with an airy grace matched by her accomplished disco jives.’
★★★★★ The Telegraph
‘Glyndebourne at its best just got better’
★★★★★ The Arts Desk
‘a superb ensemble performance’
‘American soprano Joélle Harvey… forms part of the strongest cast yet for this production, with no weak link… As for Connolly, she’s still outstanding as Caesar and her ability to negotiate the torrents of virtuoso semiquavers takes the breath away’
‘…the most entertaining opera production I’ve witnessed.’
Brilliant brilliant all singing (obv) all dancing (not a given) Giulio Cesare at
glyndebourne</a> tonight. Pacey, enthralling, funny and terrifying. Good frocks too.</p>— Xanthe Clay (XantheClay) June 10, 2018
glyndebourne</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/gbruell?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">gbruell for such a stunning revival of Giulio Cesare with sublime playing by the
theoae</a> Even the weather was perfect! <a href="https://t.co/22sH9bbfSi">pic.twitter.com/22sH9bbfSi</a></p>— Vivienne Monk (vivmonk) June 11, 2018
Anyone wanting a masterclass in the counter tenor voice, get to
glyndebourne</a> to hear <a href="https://twitter.com/kangminjkim?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">kangminjkim and
DumauxC</a>. Superb range, dramatic colour and (Dumeaux especially) completely fearless in Tolomeo's notoriously low coloratura.</p>— John Andrews (JKAConductor) June 11, 2018
A DVD of the 2005 production is available from Glyndebourne Shop.
You can watch a selection of extracts from Giulio Cesare on our YouTube channel.