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Extraordinary opera on demand
Saul (Handel), 2015
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
Alexandra Coghlan talks to Handel biographer Jonathan Keates and novelist Donna Leon to explore the opera.
Saul was the opera of the month for December 2021.
Photo: Bill Cooper