An exclusive event for members of the Edinburgh International Festival, as members of the cast of 'Saul' introduce one of the true masterpieces of Baroque vocal music.
Join members of the cast of Handel’s oratorio Saul, one of the largest, most colourful orchestrations he ever wrote, for an introduction to this vivid piece of music.
Saul tells of the first King of Israel’s early admiration and later envy and hatred towards his successor, David, and David’s love for Saul’s son Jonathan, in moving arias and powerful choruses that chart a cathartic journey from triumph to tragedy. This August, Neal Davies takes the title role, joining Iestyn Davies and exemplary period-instrument orchestra The English Concert under conductor Bernard Labadie.
This event is open to members of the Edinburgh International Festival and their guests.
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Saul is performed by
The English Concert
Bernard Labadie Conductor
Neal Davies Saul
Iestyn Davies David
Andrew Haji Jonathan
James Gilchrist High Priest
Sophie Bevan Merab
Liv Redpath Michal
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