Theodora: As of October 19, 2023 at MusikTheater an der Wien! © United Theaters Vienna
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The three-part oratorio by Georg Friedrich Handel will celebrate its premiere on 19 October 2023 at the MusikTheater an der Wien of Vereinigte Bühnen Wien, a Wien Holding company.
In October, Artistic Director Stefan Herheim, in his second career as a director, will address the various questions of faith surrounding Handel’s oratorio. Theodora Excites. Abacus star and Handel interpreter Bijon Mehta will make his MusikTheater an der Wien debut with the musical direction of this oratorio. Jacqueline Wagner stars, alongside Christopher Lowery, David Portillo, Evan Hughes, and Julie Polian. La Folia Baroque Orchestra and Arnold Schoenberg Choir perform.
Religious tolerance, Christian virtues and human values
In the middle of an oratorio by George Friedrich Handel Theodora A woman of striking determination stands, alarming from today’s point of view. For Theodora, a princess who converted to Christianity, the world of this world meant nothing compared to the promise of eternal salvation. She refuses to worship Jupiter as ordered by the Roman Emperor and dies for her religious freedom. By turning the external drama of the traditional martyr myth inward in a work that premiered in London in 1750, George Frideric Handel and his librettist Thomas Morell created a meditative work on religious tolerance, Christian virtues and human values, making the former master of the martyr’s effective first opera seria inspiring a core Musically unprecedented.
the first show
Thursday, October 19, 2023 at 7:00 pm
Saturday 21 October
Monday 23 October
Wednesday 25 October
Friday 27 October
Sunday 29 October
7pm in Hall E of the Museum District (Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna)
Tickets are available at the box office of Vienna’s theaters (Raunacher, Raimund Theater and Hall E) as well. Connected And at the Wien Ticket call center (01/588 85, daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.), in the Vienna Ticket Pavilion at the Opera House (Herbert von Karajanplatz, 1010 Vienna, daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.). www.wien-ticket.at It is available at all other advance ticket offices in Vienna.
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