An unlikely hero, a slain giant, and a resentful tyrant.
Barrie Kosky’s imaginative production of Handel’s dramatic biblical oratorio has been critically lauded for its choruses and breathtaking design. The opera begins after David slays Goliath and follows the mental breakdown of the envious King Saul. In this stimulating and emotionally inspired production, Kosky creates a captivating drama highlighting the tension of social class and a world fraught with religious strife.
Christopher Purves returns to the title character after an acclaimed run at the Glyndeboune Festival. He is joined by HGO Studio alumni countertenor Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen and soprano Pureum Jo. HGO Artistic and Music Director Patrick Summers, Margaret Alkek Williams Chair conducts.
Sung in English with projected English titles.
|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.
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Underwriter: Hinda Simon