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Georg Friedrich Händel
THEODORA
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Ralf Otto · Musikalische Leitung
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THEODORA − Hana Blažíkova · Sopran
IRENE − Nohad Becker · Mezzosopran
DIDYMUS − Christian Rohrbach · Altus
SEPTIMIUS − Georg Poplutz · Tenor
VALENS − Daniel Ochoa · Bass
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RALF OTTO · Musikalische Leitung

Sein vorletztes großes Oratorium hatte es von Anfang an schwer: Nur fünf mäßig besuchte  Aufführungen erlebte Theodora in London, für den erfolgsverwöhnten Händel ein Desaster. Bis heute gehört das Werk zu den weniger populären des Komponisten, obwohl er selbst es für sein bestes Oratorium hielt. „Schwache Charakterzeichnung“ und zu wenig Dramatik hat man ihm vorgeworfen; tatsächlich geht es hier mehr um die inneren Dramen der Protagonisten und explizit um die schwierige Situation der frühen Christen, die ihre Religion im römischen Reich nur gegen Widerstände leben konnten. Gerade die eher leise Innerlichkeit zeichnet Theodora besonders aus; nirgendwo sonst hat Händel sie in Tempo, Tonartendisposition und Instrumentierung in so scharfen Kontrast zur hedonistischen Lebensfreude der römischen Machthaber gesetzt. Die gegenüber dem dreistündigen Original deutlich gestraffte Fassung von Ralf Otto lässt diesen Kontrast noch intensiver erleben.

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Georg Friedrich Händel (1685 -1759)
T H E O D O R A • Oratorium in 3 Teilen | Oratorio in 3 parts, HWV 68
Libretto: Thomas Morell
 
CD 1
1.
Overture. Grave – Allegro
3:19
Part I Scene I
2.
[Recitative] “Tis Diocletian's natal day” (Valens)
0:54
3.
[Chorus of Heathens] “And draw a blessing down”
2:09
4.
[Recitative] “Vouchsafe, dread Sir, a gracious ear” (Didymus, Valens)
1:10
5.
[Air] “Racks, gibbets, sword and fi re” (Valens)
1:53
6.
[Chorus of Heathens] “For ever thus stands fi xed the doom”
1:46
Scene II
7.
[Recitative] “Most cruel edict!” (Didymus, Septimius)
0:36
8.
[Air] “The rapture'd soul defi es the sword” (Didymus)
2:22
9.
[Recitative] “I know thy virtues” (Septimius)
0:44
10.
[Air] “Descend, kind pity, heav'nly guest” (Septimius)
3:11
  Scene III  
11.
[Recitative] “Though hard, my friends” (Theodora)
0:34
12.
[Air] “Fond, fl att‘ring world, adieu” (Theodora)
4:03
13.
[Recitative] “O bright example of all goodness!” (Irene)
0:40
14.
[Chorus of Christians] “Come, mighty Father”
2:30
Scene IV
15.
[Recitative] “Fly, fl y, my brethren” (Messenger, Irene)
1:02
16.
[Air] “As with rosy steps the morn” (Irene)
2:25
17.
[Chorus of Christians] “All pow‘r in Heav'n above”
2:23
Scene V
18.
[Recitative] “Mistaken wretches!” (Septimius)

19.
[Air] “Dread the fruits of Christian folly” (Septimius)

20.
[Recitative and Accompagnato] “Deluded mortal!” (Theodora, Septimius) –


“Oh, worse than death” (Theodora)
1:20
21.
[Air] “Angels, ever bright and fair” (Theodora)
1:17
Scene VI
22.
[Recitative] “Unhappy, happy crew!” (Didymus, Irene)
0:59
23.
[Air] “Kind Heav'n, if virtue be thy care” (Didymus)
2:28
Scene VII
24.
[Recitative] “O love, how great thy pow'r!” (Irene)
0:36
25.
[Chorus of Christians] “Go, gen'rous, pious youth”
4:09

Total Time CD 1:
43:58



CD 2
PART II Scene I
1.
[Recitative] “Ye men of Antioch” (Valens, Septimius)
0:37
2.
[Chorus of Heathens] “Queen of summer, queen of love”
0:49
3.
[Air] “Wide spread his name” (Valens)
2:20
4.
[Recitative] “Return, Septimius” (Valens)
0:46
5.
[Chorus of Heathens] “Venus, laughing from the skies”
1:28
Scene II
6.
Symphony. Largo

7.
[Recitative] “O thou bright sun!” (Theodorea)

8.
[Air] “With darkness deep as is my woe” (Theodora)

9.
Symphony. Largo

Scene IV
10.
[Recitative] “The clouds begin to veil the hemisphere” (Irene)
0:44
11.
[Air] “Defend her, Heav‘n” (Irene)
0:31
Scene V
12.
[Recitative] “Or lulled with grief” (Didymus)
0:31
13.
[Air] “Sweet rose and lily, fl ow'ry form” (Didymus)
2:51
14.
[Recitative] “O save me, Heav'n” (Theodora, Didymus)
1:35
15.
[Air] “The pilgrim's home, the sick man's health” (Theodora)
1:28
16.
[Accompagnato] “Forbid it, Heav'n” (Didymus)
0:31
17.
[Recitative] “Ah! What is liberty” (Didymus, Theodora)
1:06
18.
[Duet] “To thee, thou glorious son of worth” (Theodora, Didymus)
4:30
Scene VI
19.
[Recitative] “'Tis night, but night‘s sweet blessing” (Irene)
0:43
20.
[Chorus of Christians] “He saw the lovely youth”
4:29
PART III Scene I
21.
[Air] “Lord, to thee, each night and day” (Irene)
3:09
Scene II
22.
[Recitative] “But see the good, the virtuous Didymus!” (Irene, Theodora)
0:51
23.
[Solo and Chorus of Christians] “Blest be the hand”
3:12
Scene III
24.
[Recitative and Accompagnato] “Undaunted in the court” (Messenger, Irene, Theodora)
3:09
25.
[Duet] “Wither, Princess, do you fl y” (Irene, Theodora)
1:33
26.
[Recitative] “She‘s gone! Disdaining liberty and life” (Irene)
0:40
Scene IV, V, VI, VII
27.
[Recitative] “Is it a Christian virtue, then” (Valens, Didymus) –


“Be that my doom” (Septimius, Theodora)
1:13
28.
[Air] “From virtue springs each gen'rous deed” (Septimius)
3:10
29.
[Air] “Cease, ye slaves, your fruitless pray'r” (Valens)
1:06
30.
[Recitative] “Oppose not, Didymus, my just desires” (Theodora)
0:39
31.
[Chorus of Heathens] “How strange their ends”
2:47
32.
[Recitative] “On me your frowns” (Didymus, Theodora, Valens, Septimius)
1:51
33.
[Air and Duet] “Streams of pleasure ever fl owing”(Didymus) –


“Thither let our hearts aspire” (Didymus, Theodora)
5:24
34.
[Recitative] “Ere this their doom is past” (Irene)
0:28
35.
[Chorus of Christians] “O Love Divine, thou source of fame”
3:54
  Total Time CD 2: 67:23
     
  Total time CD 1+2: 111:23

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