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Kathryn will be making her Opera North debut in the role of Sesto in their production of Handel’s Giulio Cesare. Opera North is an award-winning opera company and one of the leading arts companies in Europe. Performances of the production can be seen in Leeds, Manchester, Nottingham, Newcastle and Dublin between January and March 2012.

A highly talented cast will be directed by Tim Albery, who has directed some of Opera North’s most successful productions over the past few years. Written at the height of his success, Handel’s sumptuous music is most admired for its brilliant characterisation and power. Egypt, ancient times. Cleopatra uses all her considerable wiles to persuade Caesar to join her in an alliance against her brutish brother Ptolemy, with whom she rules the country. Murder, battles, plots and counter-plots ensue before Caesar and Cleopatra emerge finally triumphant in both love and war.

Giulio Cesare Pamela Helen Stephen Cleopatra Sarah Tynan Sesto Kathryn Rudge Cornelia Ann Taylor Tolomeo James Laing Nireno Andrew Radley Achilla Jonathan Best (ex 16th March) James Oldfield (16th March) Curio Dean Robinson

Conductor Robert Howarth Director Tim Albery Set & Costume Designer Leslie Travers Lighting Designer Thomas Hase

Performances at 7.00pm on the following dates:-

The Grand Theatre, Leeds January, 14th, 25th; February 7th, 10th 16th Theatre Royal, Nottingham February 23rd The Lowry, Manchester March 1st Theatre Royal, Newcastle March 9th Grand Canal Theatre, Dublin March 14th & 16th

http://www.operanorth.co.uk/productions/giulio-cesare

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