Glyndebourne Festival - Saul Reviews
19 April 2021
Christopher Purves (Saul), Lucy Crowe (Merab)
Benjamin Hulett (High Priest), Chorus
Sophie Bevan (Michal), Chorus
Sophie Bevan (Michal)
Christopher Purves (Saul), John Graham-Hall (Witch of Endor)

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Saul

Glyndebourne Festival


No. of reviews: 14

Les tables de la loi
21 Aug 15 / Forum Opéra
Barrie Kosky ventures forth from Berlin to triumph at Glyndebourne
19 Aug 15 / Limelight
An odd production to be sure, but stunning and hugely engaging
5 Aug 15 / Mark Ronan's Theatre Reviews
It is refreshing nowadays to hear an overture with no stage business to distract from the music
3 Aug 15 / Express
Kosky's Saul is quite stunning, in all the right ways
29 Jul 15 / Express
Handel's oratorio in a wildly imaginative staging by Barrie Kosky
29 Jul 15 / What's on Stage
Alchemy from Barrie Kosky in Handel's Saul at Glyndebourne
28 Jul 15 / Bachtrack
A brilliant, landmark production
25 Jul 15 / Independent
Barrie Kosky’s staging has some controversial and ineffective elements, but its theatrical vitality is admirable
25 Jul 15 / The Stage
Virtuoso, ravishing, one of Glyndebourne's finest shows
25 Jul 15 / The Guardian
Utterly enthralling
25 Jul 15 / Telegraph
Barrie Kosky’s Saul really is in a league of its own
25 Jul 15 / Classical Source
A brilliant theatrical event, bringing Handel’s theatre of the mind to life on stage
25 Jul 15 / Opera Today
A visually stunning, gloriously sung production by Barrie Kosky
24 Jul 15 / Music OMH
Production details
Cast
Hulett, Purves/Waddington, Appleby, Crowe, Davies, Bevan, Graham-Hall
(c) Bolton (d) Kosky
Performance dates
23, 26, 29 July, 6, 12, 15, 17, 20, 22, 25, 27, 29 August 2015
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