Salzburger Festspiele's 2009 stage opens on Saturday, July 25 with Handel's 1750 oratorio, Theodora. Chief conductor of Mozarteum Orchestra, Ivor Bolton, spirits away director Christof Loy's vision of the rebel's martyrdom and her love, Didymus. P-Diddy(mus).
Christine Schäfer sings Theodora, Bejun Mehta is Didymus, Johannes Martin Kränzle is Valens, and Joseph Kaiser is Septimius.
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