Julius Caesar at the Detroit Opera House

Julius Caesar by Handel

Performed in Italian with English supertitles

Friday, November 16, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.

The Detroit Opera Theatre presents the company’s premiere of George Frederic Handel’s baroque opera Julius Caesar.  Written in 1724 and regarded as Handel’s finest, the opera details Caesar’s conquest of Egypt and seduction of Cleopatra.  With acts of love, betrayal and heroism, Caesar is hailed today as a masterpiece of the opera seria genre.  The stage design transports the action to a glamorized classic Hollywood version of Egypt.

 The cost for this unique event is $60, which includes a main floor seat (valued at $87) as well as a private gathering in the Lomason Lounge (3rd level-elevator accessible) at 5:45 p.m.  There will be a delicious assortment of hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.  The opera itself begins at 7:30 p.m.  $10 parking is available in the Opera House Garage as well as on nearby parking lots.  Please enter on the Madison St. side of the Opera House.
You will not want to miss this exciting evening.  Tickets will go fast!  To make reservations, send a check (payable to Marygrove College) no later than November 2, 2012 to Marygrove College, Attn: Diane Puhl, 8425 W. McNichols, Detroit, MI 48221. For questions about this event, contact Sheila Keefe’56 at 586-268-0481 or sheilakeef@aol.com.

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