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Handel: Theodora / Upshaw, Daniels, Olsen, Croft

Handel / Upshaw / Daniels / Olsen / Croft / Hunt
Release Date: 06/29/2004 
Label:  Kultur Video   Catalog #: 2099  
Composer:  George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Dawn UpshawDavid DanielsFrode OlsenLorraine Hunt Lieberson,   ... 
Conductor:  William Christie
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"...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
Read more tyranny and persecution. Starring Dawn Upshaw, David Daniels, Frode Olsen, Richard Croft, and Lorraine Hunt.

Language: English.
Subtitles: English/French/German.
Region: All
Running Time: 207 minutes
Color: Color Read less

Works on This Recording

Theodora, HWV 68 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Dawn Upshaw (Soprano), David Daniels (Counter Tenor), Frode Olsen (Bass),
Lorraine Hunt Lieberson (Mezzo Soprano), Richard Croft (Tenor)
Conductor:  William Christie
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1749-1750; London, England 

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