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Julius Caesar

Opera. For the first time baroque opera will be staged at The Göteborg Opera. With Händel’s probably most famous opera from 1724, the whole treasure chest of baroque magic spills onto our main stage.

Opera in three acts by GEORG FRIEDRICH HÄNDEL (1685–1759). Libretto by Nicola Francesco Haym after G.F. Bussani

The director David Radok and stage designer Ivan Theimer have captured so much of this magic – the oriental, the ancient, and the human aspects – in a production that fills all of the stage.

Musically, the baroque expert, Laurence Cummings, has combined the modern instruments of the orchestra with instruments true to the time, like theorbos, lutes and cembali. The internationally acclaimed countertenors, William Towers and Yaniv d’Or, perform in the roles of Caesar and Tolomeo. Cleopatra’s part will be performed by the new rising star Ida Falk Winland.

Pictures from costume workshop


  • Genre: Opera
  • Season: 2008/2009
  • First show: 13 Sep 2008
  • Last show: 25 Oct 2008
  • Location:

    Main Stage

  • Length: 3 h 40 min. Incl 2 intervals
  • Introduction:1 hour before performance (not on premieres), on the Small stage. Limited number of places.
  • Info:Göteborg Opera Main Stage


Conductor   Lawrence Cummings
Director   David Radok
Set design   Ivan Theimer
Costume   Ann-Mari Anttila
Light designer   Torkel Blomkvist
Choreographer   Håkan Mayer

Role list

Julius Caesar    William Towers
Curius   Markus Schwartz
Cornelia   Charlotte Hellekant
Sextus   Ann-Kristin Jones
Cleopatra   Ida Falk Winland
Ptolemaios   Yaniv d’Or
Achillas   Åke Zetterström
Nirenus   Marianne Schell
Other participants   GöteborgsOperans Orkester, GöteborgsOperans Kör, Dansare


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