David McVicar, production director, "Giulio Cesare," the Metropolitan Opera
Robert Jones, set designer, the Metropolitan Opera
Christopher Lightfoot, curator, Department of Greek and Roman Art, MMA
David Daniels, countertenor
In anticipation of the Metropolitan Opera's new production of Handel's "Giulio Cesare," this "second Met Meets Met" collaboration explores the world of Julius Caesar. Metropolitan Museum curator Christopher Lightfoot discusses Caesar's sojourn in Egypt and the impact of Egyptian art on Rome, setting the stage for a conversation with celebrated director David McVicar and set designer Robert Jones. The creative duo will talk about audience conceptions of this historical era versus the reality, and how they approached their new staging of the work. Countertenor David Daniels, who stars as Caesar in the Met's new production, will perform an excerpt from the opera.
This lecture is supported by the Mrs. Joseph H. King Fund.
Image above: Production photo of David Daniels, "Giulio Cesare" by Dan Rest.
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