Northwest Baroque Masterworks presents Theodora
An oratorio by Georg Friedrich Händel
Friday, February 13, 2015, 8:00 pm
Preconcert lecture at 7:00 pm
Town Hall Seattle
￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼Alexander Weimann returns to Seattle to direct an orchestra and chorus of 40 in Händel’s penultimate oratorio, featuring soprano Nathalie Paulin, mezzo-soprano Krisztina Szabo, counter-tenor Lawrence Zazzo, tenor Zachary Wilder, and bass Matthew Brook. Based on the story of a fourth-century Christian martyr and her lover, Theodora was Händel’s personal favorite among his works, though it received only three performances in his lifetime.
This event marks the first project of Northwest Baroque Masterworks, a collaboration of Early Music Guild, Early Music Vancouver, and Early Music Society of the Islands (Victoria).
Alexander Weimann directing Händel’s Israel in Egypt:
“… led from the keyboard by Alexander Weimann…was collegial, collaborative music-making of the highest level…” – Vancouver Sun