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 Offer,Handel: Giulio Cesare in Egitto

Dame Janet Baker (Julius Caesar), Valerie Masterson (Cleopatra), Della Jones (Sextus), Sarah Walker (Cornelia), James Bowman (Ptolemy), John Tomlinson (Achillas), Christopher Booth-Jones (Curio), David James (Nirenus)

English National Opera, Sir Charles Mackerras

This opera was a personal triumph for Dame Janet. As Caesar, she arms the voice with an impregnable firmness, outgoing and adventurous.
Valerie Masterson shares the honours with Dame Janet, a...
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Contents

Handel: Giulio Cesare in Egitto (Julius Caesar), HWV 17

Work length3:03:45
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  • James Bowman (counter-tenor), Della Jones (mezzo-soprano), Sarah Walker (mezzo-soprano), John Tomlinson (bass), Valerie Masterson (soprano), Dame Janet Baker (mezzo-soprano), David James (counter-tenor), Christopher Booth-Jones (baritone)
  • English National Opera Chorus, English National Opera
  • Sir Charles Mackerras

Overture

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Act I Scene 1: Caesar! Caesar! Egypt acclaims thee (Chorus)

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Act I Scene 1: Kneel in tribute, fair land of Egypt (Caesar)

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Act I Scene 1: Curio, Caesar has come … (Caesar, Cornelia, Sextus, Achillas)

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Act I Scene 1: Tyrant, avoid my sight (Caesar)

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Act I Scene 1: Mother! Cornelia! (Sextus, Curio, Cornelia)

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Act I Scene 1: Grief and woe all hope deny me (Cornelia)

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Act I Scene 1: The time for tears is over (Sextus)

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Act I Scene 1: Come rouse yourselves to vengeance (Sextus)

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Act I Scene 2: You shall be Queen, Cleopatra (Cleopatra, Nirenus, Ptolemy)

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Act I Scene 2: Yet why despair? (Cleopatra)

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Act I Scene 2: Pharaoh, my King! (Achillas, Ptolemy)

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Act I Scene 2: Upstart, barbarian and traitor! (Ptolemy)

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Act I Scene 3: Spirit of mighty Pompey (Caesar, Curio, Cleopatra, Nirenus)

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Act I Scene 3: Here within thee, O friendly marble (Cornelia)

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Act I Scene 3: Alas! Reviled and neglected, must I remain here for ever? (Cornelia, Sextus, Cleopatra, Nirenus)

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Act I Scene 3: O star of my desire (Cleopatra)

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Act I Scene 4: Caesar! A generous destiny … (Ptolemy, Caesar, Achillas)

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Act I Scene 4: How silently, how slyly (Caesar)

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Act I Scene 4: Sire, with Sextus her son, the lady Cornelia (Achillas, Cornelia, Sextus, Ptolemy)

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Act I Scene 4: Ne'er reject a tender lover (Achillas)

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Act I Scene 4: Mother! My dearest! (Sextus, Cornelia)

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Act I Scene 4: Condemn'd to grieve and cry, my love (Cornelia, Sextus)

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Act II Scene 1: Have you done as I ordered, faithful Nirenus? (Cleopatra, Nirenus, Caesar)

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Act II Scene 1: Lamenting, complaining of Caesar's disdaining (Cleopatra, Caesar)

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Act II Scene 1: Fly then, fly, O my heart (Caesar, Nirenus)

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Act II Scene 1: Fleet o'er flowery meadow gliding (Caesar)

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Act II Scene 2: Still despairing, still lamenting (Cornelia)

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Act II Scene 2: Lady, forget your grieving (Achillas, Cornelia, Ptolemy)

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Act II Scene 2: Deep within my bosom burning (Ptolemy)

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Act II Scene 2: So why delay? (Cornelia, Sextus)

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Act II Scene 2: Sigh no more, forget lamenting (Cornelia)

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Act II Scene 2: He is no son who seeks not full revenge … (Sextus)

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Act II Scene 2: Wounded, the serpent ne'er reposes

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Act II Scene 3: Soon he will come to find me (Cleopatra)

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Act II Scene 3: Venus, fair lady, 1 favour send me (Cleopatra)

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Act II Scene 3: Ah gods! What do I see? (Caesar, Cleopatra, Curio)

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Act II Scene 3: In anger and fury I'll turn on the foe (Caesar, Chorus)

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Act II Scene 3: They will kill him (Cleopatra)

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Act II Scene 3: Hear my prayer, O gods, relenting (Cleopatra)

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Act II: Symphony

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Act III Scene 1: So! You are beaten! (Ptolemy, Cleopatra)

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Act III Scene 1: I shall tame your pride unbending (Ptolemy)

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Act III Scene 1: And so in 1 brief hour all my glory is gone? (Cleopatra)

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Act III Scene 1: Flow, my tears (Cleopatra)

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Act III Scene 1: From the perils of the ocean (Caesar)

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Act III Scene 1: Zephyrs! Zephyrs, come to mine aid! (Caesar)

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Act III Scene 1: Nirenus, the battle is fought and lost (Sextus, Achillas, Caesar, Curio)

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Act III Scene 1: See in spate the high cataract storming (Caesar)

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Act III Scene 2: Ladies, my faithful servants (Cleopatra, Caesar)

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Act III Scene 2: Stormy winds my ship had shaken (Cleopatra)

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Act III Scene 3: Symphony

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Act III Scene 3: Here, Curio and your legions (Nirenus, Caesar, Sextus, Cornelia, Cleopatra)

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Act III Scene 3: Dearest! Fairest! (Cleopatra, Caesar)

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Act III Scene 3: Long, long may Egypt continue (Caesar)

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Act III Scene 3: Proclaim we all great Caesar's glory (Chorus)

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Act III Scene 3: A vow I give you (Caesar, Cleopatra)

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Act III Scene 3: Proclaim we all great Caesar's glory (Chorus)

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