Jan'22 - Feb'22
Languages:  EnglishSurtitles:   English

Venue details

ROH , Bow St, Covent Garden, London, UK

Full Production Cast & Crew

Cast & Crew

Stage director
Lighting designer
Costume designer
Set designer
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Royal Opera Chorus
Didymus (Dydimus)
Septimius (Septimus)
Irène (Irene)

About the work

The Royal Opera continues its celebration of the operas and oratorios Handel wrote for Covent Garden with a new production of his late masterpiece, Theodora, in which love transcends political tyranny. Theodora is persecuted for her religious beliefs, but her virtue inspires the devotion of one of her oppressors. Joyce DiDonato and rising stars Julia Bullock and Jakub Józef Orliński lead an international cast of baroque specialists with some of Handel’s greatest choruses, matched in brilliance by arias and duets of profound dignity and humanity. Director Katie Mitchell views the story through the lens of contemporary religious terrorism, and gives a modern, feminist context to a work not heard at Covent Garden since 1750.