Cropped Detail of John Bull at the Italian opera by Thomas Rowlandson, ca. 1805. Gerald Coke Handel Foundation (Handel’s Giulio Cesare)
Handel’s Giulio Cesare

Handel’s Giulio Cesare

40 Brunswick Square London WC1N 1AZ
09 Jan 2018 — 05 Aug 2018
  • Exhibitions & Displays
View rare documents relating to Handel’s masterpiece, the opera Giulio Cesare

One of Handel’s masterpieces, the opera Giulio Cesare, was composed and first performed in 1724. To celebrate diverse productions of the opera in 2018, we display the autograph manuscript on loan from the British Library, alongside the libretto from the first performance. Discover early manuscripts and prints, as well as photographs and programmes relating to the opera’s history from the eighteenth to the twenty-first century.

The opera Giulio Cesare is being performed at Glyndebourne, Bury Court Opera, and at London Handel Festival.