New York, NY, February 28, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Kultur is proud to announce the Blu-ray release of Theodora available on March 26, 2013.
For his 1996 Glyndebourne staging, radical American director Peter Sellars and winner of the 2012 Opera News Achievement Award takes George Frideric Handel's penultimate English oratorio - a tale of self-sacrificial love between a Christian virgin and a Roman imperial bodyguard in fourth-century, enemy-occupied Antioch - and, by resetting it in modern-day America, transforms it into a timeless parable of spiritual resistance to tyranny and persecution.
Featuring an all-star cast starring Dawn Upshaw, David Daniels, Frode Olsen, Richard Croft and Lorraine Hunt.
“It is great Handel singing, but then musically and dramatically this production is flawless.”
“As one profoundly beautiful aria followed by another, the audience sat as if stunned."
-The Financial Times
“William Christie and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment gave this wonderful music - the most transcendental in all music Handel …”
Street Date: March 26, 2013
Run Time: 207 Minutes
UPC: 032031 209978
Territory: U.S. and Canada--Regions A, B & C
More information on this release and other Kultur DVDs can be found online at www.kultur.com
Contact for Further Information:
Kultur International Films