In the middle of the Roman civil war (49-45 BC), Julius Caesar discovers that his rival Pompey has been mercilessly executed by Tolomeo (Ptolemy), king of Egypt. Handel composed his most popular opera with Julius Caesar in Egypt thanks to a brilliant and ambitious score in which he displayed his melodic genius, incredibly rich orchestration and irresistible sense of theatre. The love story between Caesar and Cleopatra mixed with political intrigues do the rest to captivate the public. And love and politics are precisely the two springs of this opera by director Calixto Bieito, which crudely and ironically portrays an elite of ultra-rich isolated in a high-tech setting and subjected to primal emotions, sometimes violent and other times. sensual.