Ad Astra Music Festival

Est. 2014 in Russell, Kansas

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Handel's Theodora

  • Trinity United Methodist Church 221 North Maple Street Russell, KS, 67665 United States (map)

After a Handel hiatus last year, the festival is returning to its tradition of producing a semi-staged oratorio. This tragic love story centers around Christian martyr Theodora and her converted lover Didymus. Often disliked in Handel’s day, the work is now a favorite in part thanks to a brilliant 1996 production by Peter Sellars. Artistic director Alex Underwood will conduct this performance, Sasha Hildebrand is the stage director, and the cast includes Madeline Healey, Tim Parsons, Gregório Taniguchi, Katelyn Mattson-Levy, and the Ad Astra Chamber Choir.


Earlier Event: July 26
Unaccompanied, In Concert
Later Event: July 28
Musikalische Exequien