Harrow Opera

  • Join us on Sunday 1st July 2018 for popular arias from Handel's favourite opera Julius Caesar  semi-staged and sung in the beautiful acoustic of St John's United Reformed Church, Northwood.

    The performance will be a shortened “all women” version sung in Italian in two parts with a 30-minute interval for free tea and cake.

    Performers from Harrow Opera include:

    Caesar: Marianne Wentzel, Rachel Haywood
    Cleopatra: Helen Julie Johnson, Mehreen Shah, Felicity Davies
    Sesto: Bryony Burnham, Vicci Davidson
    Cornelia: Annette Dumville
    Tolomeo: Scarlet Brett

    Musical Director/Pianist: Ezra Williams

    Tickets: £10 (concessions £8)

    Part 1: "Viva, viva il nostro Alcide!" (Chorus), "Presti omai"? and "Empio, diro, tu sei" (Caesar), "Priva son d’ogni conforto" (Cornelia), "Svegliatevi nel core" (Sesto), "Non disperar, chi sa?" (Cleopatra), "L’Empio, sleale, indegno" (Tolomeo), "Non e si vago e bello" (Caesar), "Tutto Puo donna vezzosa" (Cleopatra), "Cara speme" (Sesto), "Tu la mia stella sei" (Cleopatra).

    Part 2: "Va tacito e nascosto" (Caesar), "Son nata/o a lagrimar/sospirar" (Sesto and Cornelia duet), "V’adoro pupille" (Cleopatra), "Se in fiorito ameno prato" (Caesar), "Si spietata, il tuo rigore" (Tolomeo), "Cessa omai" (Cornelia), "Venere bella" (Cleopatra), "L’angue offeso mai riposa" (Sesto), "Domero la tua" (Tolomeo), "Piangero" (Cleopatra), "Caro! Bella! Piu amabile belta" (Cleopatra and Caesar duet) with "Ritorno omai" (Chorus).