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Handel: Saul / Purves, Davies, Bolton

Release Date: 06/24/2016 
Label:  Opus Arte   Catalog #: 1216  
Composer:  George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Christopher PurvesLucy CroweIestyn DaviesPaul Appleby,   ... 
Conductor:  Ivor Bolton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of the Age of EnlightenmentGlyndebourne Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
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Handel’s oratorio Saul is taken from the First Book of Samuel, and focuses on the first king of Israel’s relationship with David, his eventual successor, which eventually leads to his demise. The three act work with libretto by Charles Jennens premiered in January 1739, and was an immediate success. This production directed by Barrie Kosky was recorded live at Glyndebourne Opera House, Lewes, October 2015. It was ranked by The Independent amongst five top opera and classical performances of 2015. “Musically this evening is well-nigh flawless.” (The Independent) “A theatrical and musical feast of energetic choruses, surreal choreography and
Read more gorgeous singing.” (The Guardian)

Subtitles: English, French, German, Korean
Sound Formats: 2.0LPCM, 5.1(5.0) DTS
Running Time: 185 mins
Region Code: 0 (All)
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Works on This Recording

Saul, HWV 53 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Christopher Purves (Bass), Lucy Crowe (Soprano), Iestyn Davies (Countertenor),
Paul Appleby (Tenor), Benjamin Hulett (Tenor), Sophie Bevan (Soprano),
John Graham-Hall (Tenor)
Conductor:  Ivor Bolton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment,  Glyndebourne Chorus
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738-1739; London, England 

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