Handel’s Theodora

Date(s) - February 14, 2015
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC

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Presented by Early Music Vancouver as part of their Chan Centre Concert series

Theodora is of one of Handel’s largest-scale oratorios for soloists, choir and orchestra and was his personal favourite. Featuring some of the composer’s most glorious music, this tragic work depicts the self-sacrificial love between a Christian virgin and a Roman imperial bodyguard.

It serves as a timeless parable of spiritual resistance to tyranny and an indictment of persecution, topics that still resonate with audiences today.

This production features 28 members of the Pacific Baroque Orchestra, 40 members of the Vancouver Cantata Singers and five international soloists, all under the direction of Alexander Weimann.


Alexander Weimann music director
Nathalie Paulin soprano
Krisztina Szabó mezzo-soprano
Lawrence Zazzo counter-tenor
Zachary Wilder tenor
Matthew Brook bass-baritone

Pacific Baroque Orchestra
Vancouver Cantata Singers

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