"Julius Caesar"

The Jefferson Center

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Handel's sweeping opera weaves a tale of power, lust, and political betrayal brought to life by the renowned performers of Opera Roanoke

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Promotional value expires Mar 23, 2014. Limit 8 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Redeem starting 2 hours prior to showtime on day of show for a ticket at venue will call. Must show valid ID matching name on Groupon at Jefferson Center. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must purchase together to sit together. Discount reflects Opera Roanoke's current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. Doors open 1 hour before showtime. For ADA seating, call box office promptly upon receipt of voucher - availability is limited. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Deal

  • One ticket to Opera Roanoke’s Julius Caesar
  • When: Friday, March 21, at 8 p.m. or Sunday, March 23, at 2:30 p.m.
  • Where: Shaftman Performance Hall – Jefferson Center
  • Door time: one hour before showtime
  • Ticket values include all fees.
  • Purchasers may attend the pre-curtain “Opera Insights” talk, held one hour prior to showtime

Seating Options * $26 for rear orchestra section (up to $44 value) * $29 for side orchestra section (up to $50 value) * $39 for center orchestra section (up to $66 value)

Julius Caesar

Betrayal. Revenge. Lust. Mistaken identity. Long before these were staples of daytime soaps or melodramatic company retreats, they were the themes woven throughout Handel’s Giulio Cesare. The opera follows the titular character as he stands against the conniving Ptolemy, the defeated ruler of Egypt, who wishes to destroy the Roman conquerer. Ptolemy’s sister and fellow ruler, Cleopatra, becomes wise to her brother’s dubious ways and, disguised, seeks out Caesar to warn him. Against all odds, the would-be enemies fall in love—but Caesar and Cleopatra’s blossoming feelings are threatened by Ptolemy’s wrath and plots of revenge hatched by the enraged Romans. The drama unfolds to Handel’s grand music, noted for its strong vocal writing and bold flourishes.

Opera Roanoke

When you’re starting an opera company, it’s a good idea to bring in advisors who know what they’re talking—and singing—about. Opera Roanoke did exactly that when they enlisted Metropolitan Opera stars Eleanor Steber and Irene Dalis as mentors in the company’s first years. With their guidance, the group gained greater artistic acclaim, and soon began staging renowned works including La Boheme, Madame Butterfly, and Beethoven’s Fidelio. Today, the opera continues to produce stirring masterworks featuring acclaimed performers, lavish sets, and remarkably tuneful conversations.

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