Handel: "V'adoro, pupille"

Submitted by Cailean on Fri, 12/09/2016 - 16:18

I bought the DVDs of this production of Handel's opera Giulio Cesare in Egitto (Julius Caesar in Egypt) from eBay 2 years ago. It was an Oxfam Shop down south in England was selling it secondhand as mint - it costs a small fortune new off the shelf! Anyway, it is one of the best DVDs I have ever seen - Glyndebourne Opera seem to be able to pull off unbelievable productions.

Handel: "Va tacito e nascosto"

Submitted by Cailean on Fri, 12/09/2016 - 16:16

The famous singer & horn player double act "Va tacito e nascosto" is the clip on YouTube that first got me interested in this DVD production. Julius Caesar (Sarah Connolly) is trying to sort out Cleopatra's brother the Egyptian King Tolomeo .... actually it doesn't matter too much whats going on - although you'll notice the Egyptian King trying to poison Caesar in the process.

I love Post Modern Jukebox

Submitted by Cailean on Fri, 12/09/2016 - 16:11

These folks Postmodern Jukebox are great can't beat a good 1920-40's slinky vibe, with a modern (or is it "postmodern"?) twist :) PS check out the harpist - playing a key part in the intro and then sitting back and enjoying the song whilst sitting it out - only to come back much later on. Now there's a professional (I'd have been tempted to nip out for a bag of chips)! PPS I'm officially in love with Haley Reinhart