Handel’s tragic opera Julius Caesar in a new production directed and choreographed by Michael Keegan-Dolan; co-produced with ENO.
Co-produced by Fabulous Beast and English National Opera (ENO), this production was first performed by Fabulous Beast and ENO at the London Coliseum, October 2012.
Director and Choreographer.
Lawrence Zazzo, George Humphreys, Patricia Bardon, Daniela Mack, Anna Christy, Tim Mead, Andrew Craig Brown, James Laing.
Saju Hari, Karolina Kraczkowska, Johannes Langolf, Louise Mochia, Erik Nevin, Emmanuel Obeya, Keir Patrick, Rachel Poirier, Raquel Gualtero Soriano, Louise Tanoto.
The result is a curious amalgam of opera and ballet, both of which are excellently performed, though whether they fit together is another question.
William Hartston, Daily Express ★★★
English National Opera’s troublesome new staging of Handel’s Julius Caesar is the work of Michael Keegan-Dolan, the Irish choreographer and founder of Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre with which this is a co-production.
Tim Ashley, The Guardian ★★
If this tiresome production of Handel’s most popular opera is remembered at all in years to come, it will probably be as “the one with the giraffe”.
Paul Gent, The Daily Telegraph ★★