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Lisette Oropesa (Theodora), Joyce DiDonato (Irene), Paul-Antoine Bénos-Djian (Didymus), Michael Spyres (Septimius), John Chest (Valens), Il Pomo d'Oro, Maxim Emelyanychev

This is now the benchmark Theodora; it is optimally cast, dramatically intense and luminously beautiful. Its world-class principals use their fine vocal qualities to deepen their characters.... More…

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Contents

Handel: Theodora, HWV 68

Work length6:19
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  • Il Pomo d'Oro
  • Maxim Emelyanychev

Overture

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Trio

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Courante

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Handel: Theodora, HWV 68, Pt. 1, Scene 1

Work length10:22
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  • John Chest (bass-baritone), Paul-Antoine Bénos-Djian (counter-tenor)
  • Il Pomo d'Oro
  • Maxim Emelyanychev

Recitative. "Tis Diocletian’s Natal Day" (Valens)

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Air. "Go, My Faithful Soldier, Go" (Valens)

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Chorus. "And Draw a Blessing Down" (Chorus)

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Recitative. "Vouchsafe, Dread Sir" (Didymus, Valens)

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Air. "Racks, Gibbets, Sword and Fire" (Valens)

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Chorus. "For Ever Thus Stands Fix’d the Doom" (Chorus)

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Handel: Theodora, HWV 68, Pt. 1, Scene 2

Work length17:40
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  • Michael Spyres (tenor), Paul-Antoine Bénos-Djian (counter-tenor)
  • Il Pomo d'Oro
  • Maxim Emelyanychev

Recitative. "Most Cruel Edict" (Didymus, Septimius)

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Air. "The Raptur’d Soul" (Didymus)

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Recitative. "I Know Thy Virtues" (Septimius)

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Air. "Descend, Kind Pity, Heav’nly Guest" (Septimius)

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Handel: Theodora, HWV 68, Pt. 1, Scene 3

Work length13:25
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  • Lisette Oropesa (soprano), Joyce DiDonato (mezzo-soprano)
  • Il Pomo d'Oro
  • Maxim Emelyanychev

Recitative. "Though Hard, My Friends" (Theodora)

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Air. "Fond, Flatt’ring World, Adieu" (Theodora)

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Recitative. "O Bright Example of All Goodness" (Irene)

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Air. "Bane of Virtue" (Irene)

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Chorus. "Come, Mighty Father" (Chorus)

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Handel: Theodora, HWV 68, Pt. 1, Scene 4

Work length10:43
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  • Joyce DiDonato (mezzo-soprano)
  • Il Pomo d'Oro
  • Maxim Emelyanychev

Recitative. "Fly, Fly, My Brethren" (Messenger, Irene)

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Air. "As with Rosy Steps the Morn" (Irene)

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Chorus. "All Pow’r in Heav’n Above" (Chorus)

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Handel: Theodora, HWV 68, Pt. 1, Scene 5

Work length8:05
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  • Michael Spyres (tenor), Lisette Oropesa (soprano)
  • Il Pomo d'Oro
  • Maxim Emelyanychev

Recitative. "Mistaken Wretches!" (Septimius)

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Air. "Dread the Fruits of Christian Folly" (Septimius)

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Recitative. "Deluded Mortal!" (Theodora, Septimius)

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Accompagnato. "Oh, Worse Than Death Indeed" (Theodora)

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Air. "Angels, Ever Bright and Fair" (Theodora)

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Handel: Theodora, HWV 68, Pt. 1, Scene 6

Work length11:49
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  • Joyce DiDonato (mezzo-soprano), Paul-Antoine Bénos-Djian (counter-tenor)
  • Il Pomo d'Oro
  • Maxim Emelyanychev

Recitative. "Unhappy, Happy Crew!" (Didymus, Irene)

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Air. "Kind Heav’n, If Virtue Be Thy Care" (Didymus)

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Recitative. "O Love, How Great Thy Pow’r!" (Irene)

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Chorus. "Go, Gen’rous, Pious Youth" (Chorus)

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Handel: Theodora, HWV 68, Pt. 2, Scene 1

Work length5:25
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  • John Chest (bass-baritone)
  • Il Pomo d'Oro
  • Maxim Emelyanychev

Recitative. "Ye Men of Antioch" (Valens)

Track length0:33
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Chorus. "Queen of Summer, Queen of Love" (Chorus)

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Air. "Wide Spread His Name" (Valens)

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Recitative. "Return, Septimius, to the Stubborn Maid" (Valens)

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Chorus. "Venus, Laughing from the Skies" (Chorus)

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Handel: Theodora, HWV 68, Pt. 2, Scene 2

Work length9:32
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  • Lisette Oropesa (soprano)
  • Il Pomo d'Oro
  • Maxim Emelyanychev

Symphony

Track length0:54
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Recitative. "O Thou Bright Sun" (Theodora)

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Air. "With Darkness Deep, as is My Woe" (Theodora)

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Air

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Recitative. "But Why Art Thou Disquieted, My Soul" (Theodora)

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Air. "Oh That I on Wings Could Rise" (Theodora)

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Handel: Theodora, HWV 68, Pt. 2, Scene 3

Work length12:11
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  • Michael Spyres (tenor), Paul-Antoine Bénos-Djian (counter-tenor)
  • Il Pomo d'Oro
  • Maxim Emelyanychev

Recitative. "Long Have I Known" (Didymus, Septimius)

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Air. "Though the Honours" (Septimius)

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Recitative. "Oh, Save Her Then" (Didymus, Septimius)

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Air. "Deeds of Kindness to Display" (Didymus)

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Handel: Theodora, HWV 68, Pt. 2, Scene 4

Work length6:26
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  • Joyce DiDonato (mezzo-soprano)
  • Il Pomo d'Oro
  • Maxim Emelyanychev

Recitative. "The Clouds Begin to Veil" (Irene)

Track length0:40
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Air. "Defend Her, Heav’n!" (Irene)

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Handel: Theodora, HWV 68, Pt. 2, Scene 5

Work length14:27
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  • Paul-Antoine Bénos-Djian (counter-tenor), Lisette Oropesa (soprano)
  • Il Pomo d'Oro
  • Maxim Emelyanychev

Recitative. "Or Lull’d With Grief" (Didymus)

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Air. "Sweet Rose and Lily" (Didymus)

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Recitative. "Oh, Save Me, Heav’n" (Theodora, Didymus)

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Air. "The Pilgrim’s Home" (Theodora)

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Accompagnato. "Forbid It, Heav’n!" (Didymus)

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Recitative. "Or Say, What Right Have I to Take" (Didymus, Theodora)

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Duet. "To Thee, Thou Glorious Son of Worth" (Theodora, Didymus)

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Handel: Theodora, HWV 68, Pt. 2, Scene 6

Work length4:29
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  • Joyce DiDonato (mezzo-soprano)
  • Il Pomo d'Oro
  • Maxim Emelyanychev

Recitative. "’Tis Night" (Irene)

Track length0:47
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Chorus. "He Saw the Lovely Youth" (Chorus)

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Handel: Theodora, HWV 68, Pt. 3, Scene 1: Air. "Lord, to Thee Each Night and Day" (Irene)

Work length7:04
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  • Joyce DiDonato (mezzo-soprano)
  • Il Pomo d'Oro
  • Maxim Emelyanychev

Handel: Theodora, HWV 68, Pt. 3, Scene 2

Work length7:53
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  • Lisette Oropesa (soprano), Joyce DiDonato (mezzo-soprano)
  • Il Pomo d'Oro
  • Maxim Emelyanychev

Recitative. "But See, the Good, the Virtuous Didymus" (Irene, Theodora)

Track length0:38
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Air. "When Sunk in Anguish and Despair" (Theodora)

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Theodora and Chorus. "Blest Be the Hand, and Blest the Pow’r" (Theodora, Chorus)

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Handel: Theodora, HWV 68, Pt. 3, Scene 3

Work length7:40
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  • Lisette Oropesa (soprano), Joyce DiDonato (mezzo-soprano)
  • Il Pomo d'Oro
  • Maxim Emelyanychev

Recitative. "Undaunted in the Court" (Messenger, Irene)

Track length0:50
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Accompagnato. "O My Irene" (Theodora)

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Recitative. "Stay Me Not, Dear Friend" (Theodora)

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Duet. "Whither, Princess, Do You Fly" (Irene, Theodora)

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Recitative. "She’s Gone" (Irene)

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Air. "New Scenes of Joy Come Crowding on" (Irene)

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Handel: Theodora, HWV 68, Pt. 3, Scene 4: Recitative. "Is It a Christian Virtue" (Valens, Didymus, Theodora, Septimius)

Work length1:12
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  • John Chest (bass-baritone), Lisette Oropesa (soprano), Michael Spyres (tenor), Paul-Antoine Bénos-Djian (counter-tenor)
  • Il Pomo d'Oro
  • Maxim Emelyanychev

Handel: Theodora, HWV 68, Pt. 3, Scene 5

Work length13:43
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  • John Chest (bass-baritone), Lisette Oropesa (soprano), Paul-Antoine Bénos-Djian (counter-tenor), Michael Spyres (tenor)
  • Il Pomo d'Oro
  • Maxim Emelyanychev

Recitative. "Be That My Doom" (Theodora, Septimius)

Track length1:02
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Air. "From Virtue Springs Each Gen’rous Deed" (Septimius)

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Air. "Cease, Ye Slaves, Your Fruitless Pray’r" (Valens)

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Recitative. "’Tis Kind, My Friends" (Didymus, Theodora)

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Chorus. "How Strange Their Ends, Yet How Glorious" (Chorus)

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Recitative. "On Me Your Frowns" (Didymus, Theodora, Valens)

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Air. "Ye Ministers of Justice" (Valens)

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Handel: Theodora, HWV 68, Pt. 3, Scene 6

Work length6:31
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  • Lisette Oropesa (soprano), Michael Spyres (tenor), Paul-Antoine Bénos-Djian (counter-tenor)
  • Il Pomo d'Oro
  • Maxim Emelyanychev

Recitative. "And Must Such Beauty Suffer?" (Didymus, Theodora, Septimius)

Track length0:54
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Air and Duet. "Streams of Pleasure Ever Flowing" (Didymus, Theodora)

Track length5:37
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Handel: Theodora, HWV 68, Pt. 3, Scene 7

Work length3:12
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  • Joyce DiDonato (mezzo-soprano)
  • Il Pomo d'Oro
  • Maxim Emelyanychev

Recitative. "Ere This, Their Doom is Past" (Irene)

Track length0:30
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Chorus. "O Love Divine" (Chorus)

Track length2:42
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