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On Handel’s Theodora and “Imagining the Past”

// Dec 11,2013

Four viols, from Syntagma Musicum by Michael Praetorius, 1614-1620

The Theodora Experience: Sense and Sound from the 18th Century

An Arts@TheCore Panel Discussion
Featuring UNC Music Professor Annegret Fauser
5:30-7:30 PM | January 27
Gerrard Hall

This panel discussion will focus on “imagining the past,” in terms of both Handel’s imagining of his 1749 opera Theodora, and 21st-century listeners’ imagining of 18th-century period music. Join UNC music professor Annegret Fauser and area faculty members from across the disciplines as they discuss their own musical, historical, political, and religious imaginings of Theodora.

An Arts@TheCore event, this discussion is also part of the 2014 North Carolina HIP Music Festival and will precede Carolina Performing Arts’ January 30 presentation of Theodora, with Harry Bicket and The English Concert.


Jeanne Fischer (UNC Department of Music)
Mi Gyung Kim (NCSU Department of History)
Chad Ludington (NCSU Department of History)
Adam Versenyi (UNC Department of Dramatic Art)
Brent Wissick (UNC Department of Music)