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Joyce DiDonato and Julia Bullock star in a bold reimagining of Handel's revelatory odyssey. This opera, not performed at Covent Garden since 1750, has been revitalized under Katie Mitchell's visionary, feminist direction.

Theodora, a devout believer, has become a key figure in the resistance against Roman oppression. When her plan to dismantle the Roman embassy is exposed, she confronts the brutal realities of her adversaries, unveiling the unyielding strength of her faith in the face of her brutal oppressors.

Mitchell's innovative approach transforms this Baroque classic into a contemporary spectacle. DiDonato and Bullock bring astounding emotional depth to their complicated characters, and Baroque specialist Harry Bicket breathes new life into Handel's masterpiece.

Cast & Crew

(Composer), (Orchestra), (Conductor), (Director), Julia Bullock (Theodora), Joyce DiDonato (Irene), Jakub Józef Orliński (Didymus), Ed Lyon (Septimius), Gyula Orendt (Valens), Thando Mjandana (Marcus)

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