Image by Jack Kirby
BBC Radio 3 has a new opera up today, and it’s from one of my favorite opera composers, G.F. Händel!!! Giulio Cesare (aka Julius Caesar) will be up for a week here, and if you’re not familiar with Händel, it’s a good place to start as probably his single most famous opera. However, strangely enough, it’s being sung in English since it’s a performance from the English National Opera where everything’s dubbed into English.
As for that amazing Kirby costume design; it was for a 1969 student production of that version of Julius Caesar by some Shakespeare fellow, and you can see the rest of his designs on the website of the wonderful, ever-aspiring Kirby Museum. This will hopefully be the first of, if not many, at least a few Comics-Opera crossover posts : )