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The cast wears neutral outfits, all holding up a book in their right hand

Theodora in Concert

8 & 9 February 2024

In the Joan Sutherland Theatre

Opera Australia


See the work Handel believed his finest when Pinchgut Opera and Opera Australia join forces to present a concert version of his sublime Theodora.

How strange their ends, and yet how glorious!

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.

Opera Australia and Pinchgut Opera present Theodora

Artist information

Conductor Erin Helyard
Theodora Samantha Clarke
Didymus Christopher Lowrey
Irene Helen Sherman
Septimius Michael Petruccelli
Valens David Greco
Orchestra of the Antipodes    

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