Saul

George Frideric Handel

All Performances are SOLD OUT!

The brilliant and provocative Barrie Kosky returns to Adelaide with his masterpiece, George Frideric Handel’s Saul.

Kosky, who directed the now legendary 1996 Adelaide Festival, has created an operatic work of stunning beauty, rich theatrical imagination and human drama. Massive choruses, a heartbreaking score and a lavish, baroque world bring this mythic tale of a Lear-like mad king and his crumbling family to life. After inspiring euphoric reviews upon its premiere at the Glyndebourne Festival in 2015, Kosky’s dazzling Saul will play to Adelaide Festival audiences in an Australian exclusive performance series.

AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE / EXCLUSIVE TO ADELAIDE

CONDUCTOR Erin Helyard
DIRECTOR Barrie Kosky
DESIGNER Katrin Lea Tag
LIGHTING DESIGNER Joachim Klein
CHOREOGRAPHER Otto Pichler
REVIVAL DIRECTOR Donna Stirrup
CHORUS MASTER/ASSOCIATE CONDUCTOR Brett Weymark

WITH
Christopher Purves Taryn Fiebig
Christopher Lowrey Kanen Breen
Adrian Strooper Stuart Jackson
Mary Bevan

STATE OPERA CHORUS
ADELAIDE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Running time 3hrs 25min, including interval.

A Glyndebourne Festival Opera Production, originally performed at the Glyndebourne Festival 2015. Presented by the Adelaide Festival in association with the State Opera of South Australia, the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and the Adelaide Festival Centre.

This project has been assisted by the Government of South Australia through Arts South Australia, the South Australian Tourism Commission and the Australian Government through the Ministry for the Arts’ Catalyst – Australian Arts and Culture Fund.

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