German Record Critics’ award for ‘Theodora’

The recent DVD and Bluray release of Handel’s Theodora has been awarded the Quarterly Critics’ Choice (“Bestenliste”) of the German Record Critics’ Award Association (“Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik”).  The Quarterly Critics’ Choice is awarded to new releases of outstanding importance, which merit special attention for quality of interpretation, creativity, and value to the repertoire.

Theodora, in a new production by Christof Loy, was recorded live at the Salzburg Festival 2009, with the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra under the baton of Ivor Bolton, and is now available online and in stores on the Unitel/C major labels.