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ChorusOz 2018 Saul
10 June 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm AEST
Against a backdrop of splendid choruses, arias and spectacular instrumental fireworks, Handel explores the tumultuous relationship between Saul, first king of the Israelites, his successor, David.
Handel’s instinct for vivid characterisation and profound psychological insight yields music of rare beauty and intensity.
Handel scholar Winston Dean calls it ‘one of the supreme masterpieces of dramatic art comparable with the works of Sophocles and Shakespeare’.
- Handel Saul (90-minute abridged version)
- Brett Weymark conductor
- Lorina Gore soprano
- Penelope Mills soprano
- Nicholas Tolputt counter-tenor
- Brad Cooper tenor
- Simon Lobelson bass
Running time: 1 hour and 30 minutes. There will be no interval.