Faith. Love. Sacrifice.
Handel's oratorio Theodora is a tale of Power. Power that corrupts, power that saves, power that overcomes oppression.
Containing some of the finest music that Handel ever wrote, inculdng his own favourite chorus, Theodora is the story of forbidden love between Christian Queen Theodora and a Roman convert, Didymus. Leading by example, they demonstrate the power of faith to overcome the prejudice and cruelty of the Roman regime. With arias to move the soul and choruses that stir emotions, Theodora's characters will take you on a journey in faith.
Sung from memory and presented in a dramatic concert staging, the young voices of Sestina will be joined by the pre-eminent Irish Baroque Orchestra for their first collaboration.
Musical Director - Mark Chambers
IBO Leader - Claire Duff
Theodora: Charlotte Trepess - Soprano
Didymus: Joseph Zubier - Countertenor
Septimius: Peter Harris - Tenor
Valens: Aaron O'Hare - Bass
Irene: Laura Lamph - Alto
Concert staging by Caolan Keaveney and Mark Chambers
Event Venue: Christ Church Cathedral, Christchurch Place, Dublin 8.
Dates: Sunday, April 8, 2018
Time: 8pm (doors open at 7.30pm).
Duration: 2 hours, 20 minutes
Ticket Prices: €20.00 (General admission); €15.00 (Concessions); €10 (Student).
Christ Church Cathedral, Christchurch Place, Dublin 8.
By BUS: Christchurch Place is on several bus routes, including 123, 13, 27, 40, 49, 77a and 77x - see DublinBus.ie for information.
By LUAS: Christ Church is served by the Luas Red Line. Get off at the Four Courts stop and cross the river on to Winetavern Street.
By TRAIN: Christ Church is located 15 minutes walk from Heuston and 20 minutes walk from Connolly Rail Stations, both of which are served by the number 90 bus which stops on both sides of the quays directly opposite the cathedral.
By DART: Christ Church is located approximately 10 minutes walk from Tara Street Dart Station.
CAR PARKING: The nearest car park is Q-Park Christ Church, accessed from Werburgh Street, just across from the cathedral. It is a 24-hour car park.
GPS Coordinates: Latitude 53.34345159999999, Longitude -6.271013000000039