Theodora - New York

  • Lincoln Center New York, NY, 10023 United States

‘Theodora,’ Once a Handel Flop, Is Celebrated Anew

Anthony Tomasini, The New York Times

2nd November 2015

The performance met all expectations, offering the ensemble in top form. A fine roster of soloists was led by the creamy-voiced soprano Katherine Watson as Theodora, an aristocratic-born Christian in fourth-century Antioch; and the superb countertenor Philippe Jaroussky as Didymus, a Roman officer who has fallen in love with her and secretly converted to Christianity, in defiance of military law....

...In air after air, Ms. Watson brought vocal bloom, emotional depth and beguiling phrasing to her exemplary performance...

Read the full review here

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WILLIAM CHRISTIE, CONDUCTOR

Stephen Langridge  director
Philippe Giraudeau  choregraphy
Alison Chitty  sets and costumes
Fabrice Kebour  lights

CAST

Katherine Watson Theodora
Stéphanie d’Oustrac Irène
Philippe Jaroussky Dydimus
Kresimir Spicer Septimus                       Callum Thorpe Valens

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