Label: OPUS ARTE
Catalog: OA 1368D
Format: DVD VIDEO
Julia Bullock Joyce Didonato Jakub Jozef Orlinski Ed Lyon Gyula Orendt Thando Mjandana The Orchestra of the Royal, JULIA BULLOCK
Julia Bullock, Joyce DiDonato and Jakub Józef Orlinski star in Katie Mitchell’s thrilling new production of Handel’s Theodora in an alternative modern-day reality, Theodora, a religious fundamentalist, plots for the resistance against the Roman occupation. But when her secret plan to destroy the Roman embassy is discovered, she learns the true brutality of her oppressors. Not heard in Covent Garden since the 18th Century and sung in the original English libretto by Thomas Morell, Theodora is a tour de force for soloists and chorus alike, with ensembles, duets and arias of profound depth and beauty. This new interpretation, conducted by Baroque specialist Harry Bicket, shines a new, feminist light on the story.