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Never much of a fan of Dawn Upshaw, I concede that this is the finest thing I have heard from her; she sings with purity and feeling, although I still find her occasionally a little arch. Norwegian bass Frode Olsen is plausibly fanatical while still remaining elegant of voice. Richard Croft brings a very smooth, warm-toned tenor to bear on some very difficult music. But the two undoubted stars here are velvet-voiced mezzo-soprano Lorraine Hunt (before she became Hunt Lieberson) and the extraordinarily adept counter-tenor David Daniels. Both have such richness and evenness of tone coupled with a vivid sense of the dramatic and their two voices remain utterly distinctive in character.Read more ›
As is typical of the Glyndebourne Festival Opera recordings (of which I have several), the liner notes are excellent, documenting not only the historical information relevant to the creation of this piece but also providing the full text of the opera. Photographs of the production are also reproduced therein. And the recording quality is just simply outstanding.
This three disc set is a steal. It is captivating, thrilling, and provides a very satisfying listening experience. It makes you wish you had been there in person. Very highly recommended.
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theodora was handel's favorite oratorio in this recording from nineteen ninety six all the performers are outstanding. the sound is
fabulous. Read more
I must say, I am quite disappointed with this CD. I am a great lover of Lorraine Hunt Lieberson. I bought this CD after looking for a long time for her singing Teodora and was so... Read morePublished on September 24, 2013 by Adam L. Brown
Handel, when asked towards the end of his life what he thought his greatest work was, replied "Theodora". Read morePublished on May 23, 2013 by Chris Protopapas
In order to acquire a taste for Handel, I purchased Theodora, recorded at Glyndebourne in 1996, to expand my acquaintance with Dawn Upshaw, soprano and David Daniels, countertenor,... Read morePublished on October 3, 2012 by igms