Susanna Phillips, John Holiday Headline Boston Baroque ‘Giulio Cesare’ Stream

By David Salazar

Boston Baroque has released its 2017 production of “Giulio Cesare” on its streaming service. The opera will be available for free over the next 30 days.

The production stars Lawrence Zazzo in the title role with Susanna Phillips as Cleopatra. John Holiday stars as Tolomeo with mezzo-soprano Ann McMahon Quintero as Cornelia, Jennifer Rivera as Sesto, and music director Martin Pearlman conducting.

The company also revealed a pop-up live stream concert entitled “A Baroque Holiday” on Dec. 5, which will feature music by Charpentier, Corelli, Bach, and Vivaldi.

This is the latest installment in the company’s monthly online offerings following Beethoven’s “Fidelio” in September and Biber’s “The Mystery Sonatas” in October. Next up will be Handel’s “Messiah” followed by a New Year’s Celebration, Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, highlights from Monteverdi’s “L’Incoronazione di Poppea,” Handel’s “Water Music Suite,” Monteverdi’s “Vespers of 1610,” and Handel’s “Jephtha.”