February 23 (Denton) and 24 (Dallas) at 7:30 p.m.
Ava Pine, Theodora * Ryland Angel, Didymus
Richard Croft, Septimius * Jeffrey Snider, Valens * Jennifer Lane, Irene
Pre-concert lecture: Dr. Ruth Davis, University of Cambridge, at 6:30 p.m.
A tragic tale of love, faith and virtue set in 4th century Antioch, Handel’s oratorio Theodora follows the martyred princess Theodora and her Roman lover Didymus. Featuring extraordinary soloists, including Ava Pine and Ryland Angel alongside UNT faculty members Richard Croft, Jeffrey Snider and Jennifer Lane, Dallas Opera Music Director Graeme Jenkins will lead the UNT Baroque Orchestra and Collegium Singers at both Winspear halls—the Winspear Performance Hall in Denton and the Winspear Opera House in Dallas.
Continuing the tradition of UNT faculty/student performance collaborations, a student will also join this outstanding cast in the role of the Messenger through a competitive audition process.
Theodora is presented by UNT College of Music and is made possible by the UNT Fine Arts Series, the AT&T Performing Arts Center, the Dallas Opera, and Don and Ellen Winspear. This will be the fifth production of UNT’s Handel Oratorio series.
The Feb. 23 performance will take place in the Winspear Performance Hall at the Murchison Performing Arts Center in Denton. Tickets are $12-$20 and can be purchased by visiting music.unt.edu/mpac or by calling 940-369-7802.
The Feb. 24 performance will take place in the Winspear Opera House in Dallas. Tickets are $12-$20 and can be purchased by visiting www.attpac.org, or by calling 214-880-0202.