ëGiulio Cesare’: Et Tu, New Met?

By Jay Nordlinger [NY Sun, 16 April 2007]
Handel’s “Giulio Cesare,” or “Julius Caesar,” is now playing at the Metropolitan Opera. And I like to describe it as a three-hour series of highlights. Handel gives you one hit after another, one immortal aria or duet after another. The inspiration never quits. In this, the opera is not unlike “Messiah.” “Julius Caesar” is one of the most awesome bursts of creativity in music.