Julia Bullock, Joyce DiDonato and Jakub Józef Orliński star in Katie Mitchell’s thrilling new production of Handel’s Theodora. In an alternative modern-day reality, Theodora, a religious fundamentalist, plots for the resistance against the Roman occupation. But when her secret plan to destroy the Roman embassy is discovered, she learns the true brutality of her oppressors.
Not heard in Covent Garden since its 1750 premiere, and sung in the original English libretto by Thomas Morell, Theodora is a tour de force for soloists and chorus alike, with ensembles, duets and arias of profound depth and beauty. This new interpretation, conducted by Baroque specialist Harry Bicket, shines a new, feminist light on the story.
Mrs Aline Foriel-Destezet
Generous philanthropic support from
Julia and Hans Rausing, Charles Holloway, The Estate of Mrs Gertrude Mary Looi, Crevan O'Grady and Jane McClenahan, Susan and John Singer and Tina Taylor
A co-production with:
Teatro Real, Madrid
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