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Glyndebourne: Saul - Recorded (2015)
Thu 26 Jul

Glyndebourne: Saul - Recorded (2015)

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Old Market Hall

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ON SCREEN AT THE OLD MARKET HALL 

RECORDED LIVE AT GLYNDEBOURNE 2015

SAUL

George Frideric Handel
 
David has vanquished the giant Goliath, but not everyone rejoices in his victory. Jealous of the young warrior, King Saul turns against him, descending into violent, destructive madness that forces his children to choose between loyalty and love, tearing both a family and a nation apart.
 
Handel's vision of a Lear-like king is astonishing in its psychological complexity, offering a musical portrait of mental collapse few have since matched. Combined with thrilling choruses that exploit the virtuosic potential of their singers, exquisite arias and bold orchestration filled with unusual instruments, it creates a Biblical drama of truly Shakespearean scope.
 
Barrie Kosky's blazingly original and visually spectacular staging of Handel's oratorio pairs baroque music with contemporary choreography and lavish designs to create an enthralling theatrical fusion of old and new. Sung in English with English subtitles. 
 
'THIS MAGICAL, MESMERISING NEW PRODUCTION HAS THE WOW FACTOR IN SPADES.' Daily Mail

SCREENING 7PM
TICKETS £14.50

CREATIVES
Conductor Laurence Cummings
Director Barrie Kosky
Designer Katrin Lea Tag

CAST
Saul/Apparition of Samuel Markus Brück
David Iestyn Davies
Jonathan Allan Clayton
 
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
The Glyndebourne Chorus

Also on screen this summer: the world-renowned tale of Puccini's heartbreaking MADAMA BUTTERFLY (live) and the rare opportunity to see Samuel Barber’s Pulitzer prize-winning opera from the age of Hitchcock, VANESSA.

Thu 26 Jul7:00PM Book
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