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Academy Opera: Giulio Cesare

11 Apr 2023

Academy Opera: Giulio Cesare

The School of Music and School of Theatre and Entertainment Arts (TEA) are staging Giulio Cesare, a classical opera by Handel, in March. Thanks to the generous support of Dr. Helmut Sohmen and Dr. Peter Thompson, the Academy has invited guest conductor Nicholas Kraemer and director Harry Fehr to participate in this production.


This classical opera by Handel tells the story of Julius Caesar's love affair with Cleopatra and how they try to bring peace to the turbulent relationship between the Egyptian and Roman empires.


Composer: George Frideric Handel

Librettist: Nicola Francesco Haym

Conductor: Nicholas Kraemer

Director: Harry Fehr

Set Designer: Jonathan Wong

Associate Set Designer: Lam Hoi-kiu

Costume Designer: Ingrid Proos

Associate Costume Designer: Lai Wing-ki

Lighting Designer: Zoe Cheung So-yi

Production Manager: Olympia Hui


Main Cast:

Cesare|Rambo So Ki-hin

Curio|Winston Chan Tsz-wai

Cornelia|* Anna Chan Pui-shan, ^ Leung Hei-na

Sesto|* Freddie Tsang Yuk-ki, ^ John Ho Chun-yin

Cleopatra|* Anna Zhang Jingdan, ^ Rosanna Ip Hio-lam

Tolomeo|Samuel Yip Hei

Achilla|Aaron Kwan Cheuk-shing

Nirena|Anny Liao Aner


* 28th March & 31st March, 2023

^ 29th March & 1st April, 2023


# Helmut Sohmen and Peter Thompson have generously agreed to support the involvement of Conductor Nicholas Kraemer and Director Harry Fehr in the opera production. 


Photos by Eric Hong @ On the paper and Chan Pui-ching