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Palais Garnier (Opéra de Paris)
|Giulio Cesare in Pelly's museum: Lawrence Zazzo stars in Paris|
|Of the seventeen operas Handel wrote to star the Italian castrato Senesino, Giulio Cesare in Egitto is the most popular, and the one performed most often. It is a dramma per musica filled with ironic hints, and based on power and sex intrigues in ancient Rome. The 38-year-old Handel wrote it in England when his imported Italian-style operas started to fall out of favour.
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