Presented by Opera Australia and Pinchgut Opera
See the work Handel believed his finest when Pinchgut Opera and Opera Australia join forces to present a concert version of his sublime Theodora.
A series of glorious arias and powerful choruses, Theodora follows the plight of a brave young woman and bold young soldier who risk everything to defy a tyrannical power.
Opera Australia's milestone collaboration with Pinchgut Opera marks the first time the acclaimed Baroque specialists have performed in the Joan Sutherland Theatre.
This is a wonderful chance to see the Orchestra of the Antipodes in their element, performing on period instruments, with Pinchgut's charismatic director Erin Helyard leading from the harpsichord, and Cantillation as the chorus. Pinchgut has assembled a cast of early music specialists, including countertenor Christopher Lowrey who reprises his acclaimed performance of Didymus which he first sang in Pinchgut's fully staged production of Theodora in December 2016.
Set below the famous white sails the Forecourt to the south and the Northern Broadwalk both offer patrons stunning harbour and city views and the backdrop for a once in a lifetime event. The Forecourt offers the largest capacity of any Opera House venue and has hosted a number of large-scale concerts including Florence and the Machine and Crowded House as well as welcoming international icons such as Oprah. The Forecourt has a standing capacity for up to 6000 general admission and the Northern Broadwalk has a standing capacity for up to 2400 general admission.
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