Les Arts Florissants

  • Handel: Theodora

Mr. Christie led his forces with the energy, clarity of gesture and sense of dramatic shape that have become his trademark.”

New York Times on Theodora

Favorite French ensemble Les Arts Florissants and director William Christie celebrate Great Performers’ golden anniversary with the stirring oratorio Handel preferred above all his others. In this dramatic piece, Handel reanimates the martyrdom of Theodora, a young Christian woman in love with a Roman soldier.

William Christie, conductor

Katherine Watson, Theodora

Stéphanie d’Oustrac, Irene

Philippe Jaroussky, Didymus

Kresimir Spicer, Septimus

Callum Thorpe, Valens