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"...This is a stupendous, enchanting, engrossing performance. It is difficult to imagine a more perfect presentation of the music. Every member of the cast is in excellent voice and a superb singing actor. The instrumentalists are likewise excellent and everyone works together flawlessly..."
-- Paul Shoemaker, MusicWeb International
For his 1996 Glyndebourne staging, radical American director Peter Sellars takes George Frideric Handel's penultimate English oratorio - a tale of self-sacrificial
love between a Christian virgin and a Roman imperial bodyguard in fourth-century, enemy-occupied Antioch - and, by resetting it in modern-day America, transforms it into a timeless parable of spiritual resistance to tyranny and persecution. Starring Dawn Upshaw, David Daniels, Frode Olsen, Richard Croft, and Lorraine Hunt.
Running Time: 207 minutes
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Theodora, HWV 68 by George Frideric Handel
Dawn Upshaw (Soprano),
David Daniels (Counter Tenor),
Frode Olsen (Bass),
Lorraine Hunt Lieberson (Mezzo Soprano),
Richard Croft (Tenor)
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Written: 1749-1750; London, England
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