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Q&A with Sir David McVicar | In Focus: Giulio CesareGiulio Cesare Photo Gallery
Sir David McVicar's witty and efferverscent production of Handel's most popular opera arrived at the Met with Natalie Dessay and David Daniels in the leading roles and Harry Bicket on the podium.
Giulio Cesare (David Daniels) arrives in Egypt in the opera's opening scene.
Natalie Dessay as Cleopatra
David Daniels and Natalie Dessay
Alice Coote as Sesto
Patricia Bardon as Cornelia
Christophe Dumaux as Tolomeo
Guido Loconsolo as Achilla
Alice Coote (Sesto) and Patricia Bardon (Cornelia)
Natalie Dessay (Cleopatra) and Christophe Dumaux (Tolomeo)
Natalie Dessay as Cleopatra in a scene from Act II
David Daniels as Cesare
In the opera's final scene, Cesare proclaims Cleopatra sole queen of Egypt.
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