Theodora (HWV 68) is a dramatic oratorio in three acts by George Frideric Handel, set to an English libretto by Thomas Morell. The oratorio concerns the Christian martyr Theodora and her Christian-converted Roman lover, Didymus. It had its first performance at Covent Garden Theatre on 16 March 1750.
Not popular with audiences in Handel's day, Theodora is now recognised as a masterpiece and is sometimes fully staged as an opera.
Performances & Interviews
- Handel: Theodorahttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01w3j93.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01w3j93.jpg2014-03-23T11:58:00.000ZRichard Wigmore compares recordings of Handel's penultimate oratorio Theodora and makes a personal recommendation.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01w3jb7
Handel: TheodoraRichard Wigmore compares recordings of Handel's penultimate oratorio Theodora and makes a personal recommendation.