Saturday 28 Oct 2017

English Touring Opera: Handel — Giulio Cesare

£24 - £60 Book Now
English Touring Opera: Handel — Giulio Cesare
£24 - £60 Book Now

Giulio Cesare is Handel’s most celebrated opera, and a real clash of titans on stage. A thrilling story of passion and revenge, it features music so beautiful and characters so strong that we have decided to present it complete.

Don’t miss this exhilaratingly epic drama, featuring our partner baroque orchestra The Old Street Band and a first-rate cast including Christopher Ainslie in the title role, and Soraya Mafi as Cleopatra.

Sung in Italian with surtitles.

This performance will end at approximately 10.20pm including two 20-minute intervals and a 90-minute supper break.

Dining at Saffron Hall
We’re very pleased to be working with the Little Kitchen Company to provide a selection of picnic options at English Touring Opera’s performance of Giulio Cesare.

The performance of Giulio Cesare on 28 October begins at 4pm and pre-ordered picnics will be available to collect during the supper break between parts 1 and 2. The supper break is scheduled to take place between 6.30pm and 8pm. There are 2 picnic options available and you can view the menus by clicking the links below:

£20 picnic menu
£30 picnic menu

To order your picnic, please call 01962 885600 or email

When ordering your picnic, please quote Saffron Hall and specify which picnics you would like to order, whether you have any allergies and, if you are ordering more than one picnic, whether you would like the picnics to be packaged individually or altogether.

**Please note that picnics must be pre-ordered by 1pm on Tuesday 24 October. You will not be able to purchase a picnic on the day of the performance.**

Dining in Saffron Walden
If you would prefer to have dinner at a local restaurant, we recommend booking a table at ASK Italian which is on Saffron Walden High Street, a short 10 minute walk from the hall. You can book a table on their website by clicking here or by calling 01799 520500.

The free minibus service between Audley End Station and Saffron Hall will be in operation for this concert. For more details click here

To book a wheelchair space or if you have any access requirements please phone the Box Office.

Presented by Saffron Hall in association with English Touring Opera

Venue: Saffron Hall

28 Oct 2017 - 4pm Book Now
James Conway director
Jonathan Peter Kenny conductor
Cordelia Chisholm designer
Mark Howland lighting designer
Christopher Ainslie Giulio Cesare
Soraya Mafi Cleopatra
Benjamin Williamson Tolomeo
Catherine Carby Cornelia
Kitty Whately Sesto
Ben Bevan Achilla
Frederick Long Curio

Handel Giulio Cesare