Trinity College Chapel
Fri 15 - Sat 16 November
Trinity College Music Society

Giulio Cesare in Egitto

G. F. Handel

Note: Tickets for this event are no longer available to buy online, but can still be bought on the door with cash.

Cleopatra and her brother Tolomeo are joint rulers of Egypt, a vassal kingdom of the Roman Empire, but each one secretly wants to rule on their own. After being humiliated by Cesare, Tolomeo decides to devise a scheme to kill him. He plots to use the panic and confusion that ensues to overthrow Cesare's and Cleopatra’s armies and become the sole king of Egypt. To help him, he employs his general, Achilla. However, because of Sesto’s ambitions to avenge the death of his father Pompeo, slain by Tolomeo, and Achilla’s infinite love for Cornelia, Pompeo’s widow, things will not go according to plan for Cleopatra’s greedy brother...

Meanwhile, can the romance sparked between Cesare and Cleopatra overcome disguise, tempests and tyranny?

This exquisite opera, performed in Italian, brings together some of Cambridge's finest Baroque musicians, opera singers, actors and dancers for two nights of tragedy, revenge and romance.

TCMS Members will be required to show their membership card on the door.



150 minutes


Trinity College Chapel


£15, Concessions £10, Students £5, Free for TCMS Members

The Chapel is used by members of Trinity College and visitors as a place of prayer, and the community drawn together through Chapel worship and work is vibrant and diverse. The building is also used for formal ceremonies and events within College and serves as a fine venue for musical performance.


The Chapel entrance is through the porch on the south side. There are three steps up into the porch, or a ramp up to the side door, with a further step and ramp into the Antechapel.

Anyone requiring assistance with access should contact the Porters at the Porters’ Lodge (01223 338400).


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