Theodora, Barbican Hall, London

By Richard Fairman [Financial Times, 19 October 2006]
In retrospect, it is clear that Glyndebourneís unforgettable staging of the oratorio Theodora in the mid-1990s marked a watershed. The Handel revival was already well under way by that point, but here was proof that his neglected works were not just worth hearing ñ some of them, at least, were masterpieces.