Handel’s Julius Caesar returns to ENO’s repertoire for the first time since its legendary 1979 staging.

The die is cast once Pompey’s corpse sprawls headless in the sand and Julius Caesar straddles the earth like a colossus as the unrivalled ruler of the Roman world. Will he really risk losing everything for the love of Cleopatra, the seductive Egyptian queen?

Featuring Lawrence Zazzo as Caesar and Anna Christy as Cleopatra, this new production is conducted by Baroque expert Christian Curnyn, whose previous ENO credits include Castor And Pollux, which received this year’s Olivier Award for Best New Opera.

Julius Caesar is directed by Michael Keegan-Dolan, who returns to ENO with his own Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre following its sensational 2009 Olivier Award-nominated staging of Stravinsky’s The Rite Of Spring.

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