Joyce DiDonato returns to the Royal Opera House for her greatly anticipated staged role debut as Irene in Katie Mitchell’s new production of Theodora. Not heard in Covent Garden since its 1750 premiere and sung in the original English libretto by Thomas Morell, Theodora is a tour de force for soloists and chorus alike, with ensembles, duets, and arias of profound depth and beauty. Baroque specialist Harry Bicket conducts this new interpretation with a thrilling cast, including Julia Bullock as the title role and Jakub Józef Orliński as Didymus. Performances will take place on January 31 and February 2, 4, 7, 12, 14, 16.
Additionally, on January 28, Ms. DiDonato will coach the next generation of singers from The Royal Opera’s Jette Parker Young Artists Programme in a sold-out masterclass in Linbury Theater. For more information about Theodora and to purchase tickets, please visit the Royal Opera House.