Giulio Cesare

Direction and Production by R.B. Schlather

April 19 - May 2, 2025

Tickets on sale to members. On sale to the public January, 2025 

April 19, 23 (matinee), 26, 27 (matinee), 30 (matinee), May 2, 2025

Opera by G.F. Handel, premiered at the King’s Theatre in London, 1724
Sung in Italian with English supertitles
Direction and Production R.B. Schlather
With early music band Ruckus

Visionary opera director and Hudson resident R.B. Schlather reunites with early music band Ruckus in April 2025 for six performances of Handel’s baroque blockbuster GIULIO CESARE. Repeating the successful alchemy of RODELINDA (2023), Schlather brings together area residents, rising young stars, and some of the finest baroque interpreters today to share his passion for Handel in the intimacy of New York State’s oldest surviving theater.

From Director, R.B. Schlather:
“GIULIO CESARE has all the drama you want from a night at the opera: action, adventure, danger and suspense, power plays, romance, deception, and disguise. Inspired by the infamous love affair between Julius Cesar and Cleopatra, the 1724 opera features some of Handel’s most spectacular arias and unforgettable music. It’s been a dream of mine to produce, and I couldn’t be prouder of the talented team of artists who have come together for it.”

Tier 1: Reserved Seating
Tier 2: General Admission, Mid-Center Section/Side Aisle, Front Mezzanine
Tier 3: General Admission, Rear and Side Seating, far sides may be partially obstructed

Randall Scotting, Cesare
Song Hee Lee, Cleopatra
Chuanyuan Liu, Tolomeo
Raha Mirzadegan, Sesto
Meridian Prall, Cornelia
Douglas Williams, Archila
Matthew Deming, Nireno
Rolfe Dauz, Curio

Hudson Hall is grateful for the generous support from the following for making this production possible:

The Schlather family, in memory of Robert B. Schlather, Esq.
Serra and Glenn Butash
John “Jack” Roberts
Joan Shafran & Rob Haimes Foundation

Kaatsbaan Cultural Park for partnering with Hudson Hall to provide an artist residency.

Hudson Hall’s programs are made possible with support from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.