Giulio Cesare

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Giulio Cesare
by George Frideric Handel
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Handel in 1733
Genre Opera seria in 3 acts
Native title Giulio Casare in Egitto
Translation Julius Caesar
Other title Julius Caesar in Egypt
Librettist Nicola Francesco Haym
Language Italian
Premiere Royal Academy of Music
London, England
20 February 1724

Giulio Cesare in Egitto (English: Julius Caesar in Egypt) is an opera in three acts with music by George Frideric Handel. The Italian libretto was written by Nicola Francesco Haym. It was based on an earlier libretto written by Giacomo Francesco Bussani. The opera was written for the Royal Academy of Music.

The opera was first performed in London on 20 February 1724. It was a success. It was performed again in 1725, 1730, and 1732. It was also performed in France and Germany.

Giulio Cesare was not performed in the 19th century. Many people had forgotten all about it. It was not until 1922 that the opera was performed again. Since then, it has been performed around the world. It is Handel's best opera. It is known simply as Giulio Cesare.

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