Opera Australia and Pinchgut Opera announce inaugural collaboration

A story of religious devotion ending in martyrdom, Handel’s ‘Theodora’ will be staged in concert at Sydney Opera House.

George Frideric Handel’s penultimate oratorio Theodora, will be staged in concert at Sydney Opera House in February, in the first ever collaboration between Opera Australia (OA) and baroque specialist Pinchgut Opera.

The new partnership marks the first time in 10 years that OA has programmed an opera by George Frideric Handel, as well as Pinchgut Opera’s Sydney Opera House debut.

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Richard Watts is ArtsHub's National Performing Arts Editor; he also presents the weekly program SmartArts on Three Triple R FM, and serves as the Chair of La Mama Theatre's volunteer Committee of Management. Richard is a life member of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, and was awarded the status of Melbourne Fringe Living Legend in 2017. In 2020 he was awarded the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards' Facilitator's Prize. Most recently, Richard was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Green Room Awards Association in June 2021. Follow him on Twitter: @richardthewatts