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: The Handel Opera Society HandeL 'THEODORA'

A dramatic oratorio in three acts
Libretto by Thomas Morel ]
(sung in English)
(Leader. Granville Jones )
Martin Isepp (harpsichord)
Producer. Anthony Besch
ACT 1: Fourth-century Antioch: The Roman
Presidency-The Christians' meeting-house


Unknown: Thomas Morel
Leader: Granville Jones
Conducted By: Charles Farncombe
Producer: Anthony Besch
THEODORA, a Christian of noble birth: April Cantelo
Irene, a Christian, her friend: Monica Sinclair
DIDYMUS, a Roman officer, converted by and in love with Theodora: Helen Watts
Septimius, a Roman officer, his friend: John Kentish
VALENS, President of Antioch: Geraint Evans
A MESSENGER: Ronald Archer


by J. H. V Davies
The growth of interest in Victorian architecture over recent years has now culminated in the setting up of a society devoted to its preservation. Yet, the speaker argues, we have still to find rational criteria for assessing the true quality of Victorian buildings. Nothing is gained by ' plunging head first into Victorian architecture uttering delighted cries when we strike anything particularly knobbly '; nor is it helpful to apply to Victorian work criteria derived from the study of modern architecture.


Unknown: J. H. V Davies


Acr 2: The temple of Venus — Theodora's cell in prison — The Roman quarters— The Christians' meeting-house-Theodora's cell-The meeting-house at night


Reflections after a year in Harvard and elsewhere by Herbert Hart
Professor of Jurisprudence in the University of Oxford


Unknown: Herbert Hart


Act 3: The Christians' meeting-house-The
Roman law court-The meeting-house

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