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Handel: Theodora / Bolton, Schafer, Mehta, Kaiser, Kranzle, Fink

Handel / Schaefer / Mehta / Kaiser / Bolton / Fbo
Release Date: 05/31/2011 
Label:  C Major   Catalog #: 705708  
Composer:  George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Ryland DaviesBejun MehtaChristine SchäferJohannes Martin Kränzle,   ... 
Conductor:  Ivor Bolton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Freiburg Baroque OrchestraSalzburg Bach Choir
Number of Discs: 2 
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George Frideric Handel's oratorio Theodora, in its first-ever staged version at Slazburg Festival, was among the highlights of Handel Year 2009. Acclaimed director Christoph Loy presented Theodora as the profoundly moving tale of a woman who prefers death to denying her faith, an interpretation captivated with bravura by world-renowned video director Hannes Rossacher. A luminous Christine Schaefer and countertenor Bejun Mehta formed a perfect leading couple altoghether suited to conductor Ivor Bolton's vigorous reading. “With Christine Schaefer, Salzburg has found an ideal singer for the title role.” (Süddeutsche Zeitung)

Read more Theodora – Christine Schäfer
Didymus – Bejun Mehta
Septimius – Joseph Kaiser
Valens – Johannes Martin Kränzle
Irene – Bernarda Fink
Messenger – Ryland Davies

Salzburger Bachchor
(chorus master: Alois Glaßner)
Freiburger Barockorchester
Ivor Bolton, conductor
Christof Loy, stage director

Recorded live at the Salzburg Festival 2009

Picture format: NTSC 16:9
Sound format: PCM Stereo / DTS 5.1
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Subtitles: English, German, French, Spanish
Booklet notes: English, German, French
Running time: 189 mins
No. of DVDs: 1
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Works on This Recording

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Theodora, HWV 68 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Ryland Davies (Tenor), Bejun Mehta (Countertenor), Christine Schäfer (Soprano),
Johannes Martin Kränzle (Baritone), Bernarda Fink (Mezzo Soprano), Joseph Kaiser (Tenor)
Conductor:  Ivor Bolton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Freiburg Baroque Orchestra,  Salzburg Bach Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1749-1750; London, England 

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