Choral & Opera
Location: Ryan Opera Theater, Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Center for the Musical Arts (Map it)
The May 17 performance is SOLD OUT.
Theodora Preperformance talks:
Thursday and Friday, May 17 and 18, 6:45 p.m. (Ellen T. Harris)
Saturday, May 19, 6:45 p.m. (Jesse Rosenberg)
Sunday, May 20, 1:15 p.m. (Drew Davies)
Panel Discussion on Theodora Friday, May 18, 3:30–5 p.m., Ryan Opera Theater
Joachim Schamberger, director; Stephen Alltop, conductor; Dunbar Festival Orchestra
Handel considered Theodora one of his finest creations. This musical and dramatic masterpiece features sumptuous arias, sublime choruses, and brilliant orchestration. Inspired by the fourth-century martyr Theodora, Thomas Morell’s libretto beautifully conveys a story of love, religious persecution, and heroic resolve.