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Handel: Theodora

Saturday 31 Mar 2018 7pm

Part of Spring 2018

Britten–Pears Baroque Orchestra
Singers of the Britten–Pears Young Artist Programme
Christian Curnyn conductor

Handel Theodora
First part 75’
20’ interval
Second part 50’
5’ pause
Third part 50’

‘Find anything exciting happening in period opera in the UK and [Christian] Curnyn will be involved’ says The Spectator. True, Handel’s Theodora is technically an oratorio rather than an opera, but the inspiration, characterisation and sheer emotional power of this tale of martyrdom and loyalty in the early Church give it a sense of drama that sweeps all before it. Ceaselessly inventive, its scenes of meditative contemplation of love and faith contain some of Handel’s most ravishing music.

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