'SHOULD an Oratorio written 300 years ago be performed today? If you love well-crafted productions and superbly sung performances, the answer is yes.' (City News, 2017)
'... resonates after the curtain has come down, ensuring that the music of Handel is heard, energetically discussed and enjoyed by contemporary Canberra audiences.' (Canberra Times, 2017)
An absent husband. A vulnerable wife.
Two powerful men. One accusation.
7.30pm Saturday 1 September
2pm Sunday 2 September
For our third production, Handel in the Theatre are excited to bring you Susanna, Handel’s intense, thought-provoking opera about sexual harassment, innocence and truth.
Written over 250 years ago, Susanna speaks to our times, asking whether goodness and truth can survive in a society with corrupt and lecherous leaders.
The cast reunites Jacqueline Porter, who captivated Canberra audiences in Handel’s Alexander Balus and The Vow, with Tobias Cole, ‘the man with the exceptional voice and charismatic creative drive’ (City News). It also introduces Robert Macfarlane and Jeremy Kleeman in their first appearances with Handel in the Theatre.
Handel’s wonderful choruses will be brought to life by the Handel in the Theatre ensemble, a professional chorus who have developed a unique performance style which is integral to the entire show.
Susanna will be directed by Caroline Stacey (recent productions include The Weight of Light) and conducted by our favourite Handelian, Brett Weymark.
Come for beautiful music, an intense theatrical experience and something to keep talking about after the curtain comes down.
Tickets available through Canberra Theatre Centre.