Theodora stands out as one of Handel’s finest creations. Composed in 1749 during the twilight of his career, this penultimate major work was undervalued at the time of composition but is now recognized as the masterpiece it is. An oratorio brimming with dramatic intensity, Theodora traces the tragic tale of the eponymous Christian martyr facing persecution at the hands of the Romans.

The Choir of Trinity Wall Street; Trinity Baroque Orchestra; Avi Stein conductor Marie-Eve Munger, soprano (Theodora) Anthony Roth Costanzo, countertenor (Didymus) Daniela Mack, mezzo-soprano (Irene) Alek Shrader, tenor (Septimus) Tyler Duncan, baritone (Valens)

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