A dramatic opera about virtue, love and fate, on Saturday 8 October, 7.30pm and Sunday 9 October, 3pm, in the Canberra Playhouse. Presented by Tobias Cole’s new professional opera company, Handel in the Theatre.
With less than a week until Tobias Cole and his new company present The Vow (based on Handel’s Jephtha). What drew him to Handel’s music?
“I was struck by the harmonies changing in more dangerous ways than in Mozart,” Cole says. … I remember picking up an opera I’d never heard of and thinking: ‘Wow, there’s so much yet to learn! This is exciting! This guy is dangerous!’ (Canberra Times article.)
A flawed leader (Andrew Goodwin), a protective wife (Christina Wilson), a loyal daughter (Jacqueline Porter) and a devoted admirer (Tobias Cole).
Opera chorus from Canberra Choral Society
Period orchestra conducted by Brett Weymark, Design by Imogen Keen, and Lighting by Cindy Jolley-Rogers