Sung in English with projected English text
Audience discretion advised
3 hours and 2 minutes
An unlikely hero meets a resentful tyrant.
Critically acclaimed for its breathtaking design and stunning choruses, Barrie Kosky’s imaginative production of Handel’s dramatic biblical oratorio makes its US premiere at HGO. The story begins after David slays Goliath and follows the mental breakdown of the envious King Saul, who struggles with jealousy over his kingdom’s new hero.
Christopher Purves returns to the title role after an acclaimed run at the Glyndebourne Festival and is joined by HGO Studio alumni Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen and Pureum Jo.
Sung in English with projected English text.
|David||Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen|
|Abner/High Priest/Amalekite/Doeg||Keith Jameson|
|Witch of Endor||Chad Shelton|
|Conductor||Patrick Summers, Margaret Alkek Williams Chair|
|Original Director||Barrie Kosky|
|Revival Director||Donna Stirrup|
|Set & Costume Designer||Katrin Lea Tag|
|Original Lighting Designer||David Manion|
|Original Choreographer||Otto Pichler|
|Revival Choreographer||Merry Holden|
Houston Grand Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Richard Bado, Chorus Master
The Sarah and Ernest Butler Chorus Master Chair
Saul is a Glyndebourne production, originally performed in the Glyndebourne Festival 2015.
Premier Guarantor: The Wortham Foundation, Inc.
Underwriter: Hinda Simon