Barrie Kosky’s sensational staging of Handel’s oratorio marries spectacle and psychology.
The cast includes Christopher Purves (Saul), Iestyn Davies (David), Sophie Bevan (Michal) and Paul Appleby (Jonathan) with conductor Ivor Bolton and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.
Extra content - Saul: explore with Alexandra
Opera specialist Alexandra Coghlan is joined by Handel biographer Jonathan Keates and novelist Donna Leon to take a closer look at Saul and explore how the opera and this production break the mould.
Recorded live at Glyndebourne Opera House, Festival 2015.
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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.