Giulio Cesare, ThÈ‚tre des Champs ElysÈes, Paris

caesar_bust_small.jpgBy Francis Carlin [Financial Times, 19 October 2006]
Christophe Rousset has no luck with producers. Hereís another example of his excellent baroque band Les Talens Lyriques harnessed to an embarrassingly bad staging. The culprit this time is Irina Brook, a young producer who might have had the courage to avoid giving Handel the camp treatment that has ruled for the past 20 years. Instead, she goes for a laboured version of the same.