28 & 29 October 2017
A personal vendetta threatens an entire community. There’s just one hope – the king’s beautiful new wife, and her dangerous secret.
‘Who dares intrude?’
This ground breaking production of Handel’s first English opera is a visual and musical delight, with a luxurious design, beautiful arias, entrancing duets and thrilling choruses. Handel even works in his stirring coronation anthem Zadok the Priest!
Featuring four Australian soloists with impressive international and recording careers: Janet Todd (Opera Australia, Pinchgut Opera), Tobias Cole (Chicago Opera Theater, Opera Australia, State Opera of South Australia), Sally-Anne Russell (Victorian Opera, DECCA, ABC Classics) and David Greco (Lyric Opera Chicago, Opera Australia, Pinchgut Opera).
Introducing a powerful dramatic chorus of Canberra’s most exciting new opera talent.
Esther is presented by Handel in the Theatre, the professional opera company established by countertenor and artistic director Tobias Cole, “the man with the exceptional voice and charismatic creative drive” (CityNews).
REVIEWS OF THE VOW, 2016
“..the debut presentation by Handel in the Theatre is indeed promising” Canberra Times
“…a high level of musical integrity … was delivered to the full in this very fine performance” CityNews
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Handel in the Theatre
Janet Todd as Esther
Tobias Cole as the King of Persia
Sally-Anne Russell as Mordecai
David Greco as Haman
HITT Dramatic Chorus
HITT Balcony Chorus
Saturday 28 October, 7.30pm
Sunday 29 October, 2pm
Handel in the Theatre
135 minutes, including interval. Please note there is a 10 minute lockout at the beginning of Act 1 and a 5 minute lockout at the beginning of Act 2. Patrons will be admitted during a suitable break in the performance.
This performance will be filmed.
This show is suitable for children.
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