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Saul

By George Frideric Handel
Directed by Barrie Kosky

A Glyndebourne Festival Opera Production



Past Event

Australian Premiere / Exclusive to Adelaide

  • About

    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, thrillingly replete with 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 virtuosic Saul will play to Adelaide Festival audiences in March 2017 in an Australian exclusive performance series.

    Festival Forum

    Don't miss the free Festival Forum, hosted by David Marr.

    When Where Guests
    Fri 3 Mar, 12.30pm The Riverbank Palais Barrie Kosky (Director)


    Join NOW as a Friend of the Festival to access a 15% discount on all festival ticket prices.



    Presenting partners

    Chairman's Circle Penfolds Adelaide Festival Centre Arts South Australia Catalyst SA Tourism Commission MM_Electrical
  • Credits

    A Glyndebourne Festival Opera Production

    Conductor Erin Helyard
    Director Barrie Kosky
    Costume and Set Designer Katrin Lea Tag
    Lighting Designer Joachim Klein
    Choreographer Otto Pichler
    Revival Director Donna Stirrup
    Chorus Master/Associate Conductor Brett Weymark
    Revival Choreographer Merry Holden
    Revival Lighting Designer David Manion

    Saul Christopher Purves
    David Christopher Lowrey
    Jonathan Adrian Strooper
    Merab Mary Bevan
    Michal Taryn Fiebig
    Witch of Endor Kanen Breen
    High Priest Stuart Jackson

    With the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and the State Opera Chorus

    A Glyndebourne Festival Opera production, originally performed in the Glyndebourne Festival 2015. Presented by the Adelaide Festival in association with the State Opera of South Australia. With support from Adelaide Festival Centre.

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



    Presenting partners

    Chairman's Circle Penfolds Adelaide Festival Centre Arts South Australia Catalyst SA Tourism Commission MM_Electrical

    Photos: Bill Cooper

  • Learn More

    Festival Forum

    Don't miss the free Festival Forum, hosted by David Marr.

    When Where Guests
    Fri 3 Mar, 12.30pm The Riverbank Palais Barrie Kosky (Director)


    Reviews

    The Telegraph (UK) | The Independent | Limelight | The Guardian

    Videos

    Watch the trailer


    Artistic Directors Neil Armfield and Rachel Healy preview Saul






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    Travel Packages

    Saul is exclusive to the 2017 Adelaide Festival. If you are travelling to Adelaide, click here for a range of packages including flights, accommodation, pre-performance talks, meals and Premium ticketing.

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"A knockout... utterly enthralling"

The Telegraph UK

"Virtuoso, ravishing, one of Glyndebourne's finest shows"

The Guardian

"Musically this evening is well-nigh flawless"

The Independent

"This production is a triumph"

Limelight

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