The meeting of the soprano Natalie Dessay and Emmanuelle Haim chief conductor with the music of Handel is one of those successful associations that large scenes can not ignore. The most emblematic moment of this collaboration is certainly taking the soprano role of Cleopatra in Giulio Cesare on the stage of the Opéra de Paris , there are three years. The multiple facets of the personality of the Queen of Egypt have inspired Handel ever. The character has a unique number of sometimes brilliant , lyrical or ethereal air. In any other opera by German composer also find a great showcase for the art of singing his interpreter ? It must make its legato science , art of ornamentation and a huge palette of colors to transcribe the soul of the troubled sovereign states . Under the baton of Emmanuelle Haim and accompanied by Le Concert d' Astrée , the beautiful baroque canto Handel resonate in golds Garnier , magnified by the singing of Natalie Dessay and high - Christophe Dumaux against .