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Cleopatra: A Portrait in Music by George Frideric Handel
September 27, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Since the opening performance of Giulio Cesare in 1724, it has remained one of Handel’s most celebrated and widely-performed of George Frideric Handel’s operas. A story of betrayal, political intrigue, and love conquering evil, the opera imagines the story of Cleopatra dethroning her tyrannical brother through charming and winning the famed Julius Cesar to her cause. Cleopatra: A Portrait in Music will feature a selection of Cleopatra’s arias from Giulio Cesare, showcasing the multi-layered queen in her moments of political cunning, heart-wrenching sorrow, and all-encompassing love. This Songs and Serenades event will star Libby Maxey, soprano and Graham Christian, piano with special guest Katherine Blaisdell. Standard tickets will be $15.00, Benefactor tickets $30.00