Handel - Saul (Blu-ray) | Opus Arte OABD7205D

Handel - Saul (Blu-ray)

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Label: Opus Arte

Cat No: OABD7205D

Format: Blu-ray

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 27th May 2016

Contents

Artists

Christopher Purves
Iestyn Davies
Lucy Crowe
Sophie Bevan
Paul Appleby
Benjamin Hulett
John Graham-Hall
The Glyndebourne Chorus
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Conductor

Ivor Bolton

Works

Handel, George Frideric

Saul, HWV53

Artists

Christopher Purves
Iestyn Davies
Lucy Crowe
Sophie Bevan
Paul Appleby
Benjamin Hulett
John Graham-Hall
The Glyndebourne Chorus
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Conductor

Ivor Bolton

About

Glyndebourne’s Saul stole the summer and had critics raving. The Guardian (****) applauded ‘virtuoso stagecraft’ from director Barrie Kosky in his debut production there, calling the show ‘a theatrical and musical feast of energetic choruses, surreal choreography and gorgeous singing’. For The Independent, which ranked it amongst five top classical and opera performances of 2015, there was ‘no praise too high’ for the cast. The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment under Ivor Bolton sparkles from the pit with period panache, and designer Katrin Lea Tag’s ‘exuberant costumes’ (The Times ****) set the Old Testament story in Handel’s time, with a witty twinge of the contemporary.

‘Musically this evening is well-nigh flawless.’ - The Independent

Recorded live at Glyndebourne Opera House, Lewes, October 2015

Cast:
- Saul: Christopher Purves
- David: Iestyn Davies
- Merab: Lucy Crowe
- Michal: Sophie Bevan
- Jonathan: Paul Appleby
- High Priest: Benjamin Hulett
- Witch of Endor: John Graham-Hall

Running time: 185 minutes
Subtitles: EN/FR/DE/KO

Extra feature: A Descent Into Madness, Colour and Texture - A Musical Insight

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