G.F. Handel’s Giulio Cesare

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Book opera tickets for Giulio Cesare at Blackwater Valley Opera Festival 2024.

Ireland’s Summer Opera Festival will return from 27 May – 3 June 2024 with four performances of  G.F. Handel’s Giulio Cesare in the grounds of Lismore Castle, Co. Waterford.

Giulio Cesare is one of Handel’s greatest Italian operas, and is now one of the most performed Baroque operas in the repertoire. The headline opera will feature the Irish Baroque Orchestra and the BVOF Chorus, conducted by Nicholas McGegan, directed by Tom Creed, with Set & Light Design by Aedín Cosgrove and Costume Design by Catherine Fay. The Giulio Cesare cast will include Ingeborg Bröcheler, Anna Devin, Nils Wanderer, Carolyn Holt, Sharon Carty, Dean Murphy, Iestyn Morris and Fionn Ó hAlmhain.

Four evening performances of this year’s opera – our headline festival event, will take place in the grounds Lismore Castle, with an additional performance of a Dress Rehearsal for Schools on Monday 27 May. The production is made possible with generous production sponsorship from the John Pollard Foundation. 

DATE & TIME: Weds 29 May, Fri 31 May, Sat 1, Sun 2 June at 7.45pm

(Dress Rehearsal for Schools – Mon 27 May at 7.45pm)

VENUE: Lismore Castle, Co Waterford

TICKET PRICES: €75 – €220

MUSICG.F. Handel

Libretto: Nicola Francesco Haym

Language: Italian

Duration: 3 1/2 hours including 45 minute interval

Wednesday Evening
29th May at 7.45pm

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Friday Evening
31st May at 7.45pm

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Saturday Evening
1st June at 7.45pm

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Sunday Evening
2nd June at 7.45pm

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2024 Cast & Creative Team


Giulio Cesare Cast

Ingeborg Bröcheler

Anna Devin

Nils Wanderer

Carolyn Holt

Sharon Carty

Dean Murphy

Iestyn Morris

Fionn Ó hAlmhain

Chorus: BVOF Chorus

Orchestra: Irish Baroque Orchestra


Creative Team

Director: Tom Creed

Conductor: Nicholas McGegan

Artistic Director: Dieter Kaegi

Costume Design: Catherine Fay

Set & Light Design: Aedín Cosgrove