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Title Saul [videorecording] : a dramatic oratorio in three acts / by George Frideric Handel ; libretto by Charles Jennens ; a co-production between Glyndebourne, François Roussillon et associes, Sky Arts, and ; with the participation of ZDF-Arte, YLE.

Publication Info. London : Opus Arte, [2016]


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Description 1 videodisc (approximately 185 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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Physical Medium 4 3/4 in. stamping rda
Description digital optical stereo surround Dolby Digital rda
NTSC rda
video file region 1 rda
DVD video
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System Details DVD, all regions, 16x9 anamorphic widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital stereo, DTS surround.
Language Sung in English, optional English, French, German, and Korean subtitles.
Performer Christopher Purves (Saul/Apparition of Samuel) ; Iestyn Davies (David) ; Lucy Crowe (Merab) ; Sophie Bevan (Michal) ; Paul Appleby (Jonathan) ; Benjamin Hulett (Abner/High Priest/Amalekite/Doeg) ; John Graham-Hall (Witch of Endor) ; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment ; the Glyndebourne Chorus ; Ivor Bolton, conductor.
Credits Stage director, Barrie Kosky ; designer, Katrin Lea Tag ; choreographer, Otto Pichler ; lighting designer, Joachim Klein ; film director, François Roussillon.
Event Recorded live 2015 August Glyndebourne, Lewes, East Sussex, United Kingdom.
Note Interview with Barrie Kosky and synopsis by Cori Ellison and program notes by Ruth Smith, in English with French and German translations (35 pages : color portraits) inserted in container.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
Summary Taken from the First Book of Samuel, the story of Saul focuses on the first king of Israel's relationship with his eventual successor, David; one which turns from admiration to envy and hatred, ultimately leading to the downfall of the eponymous monarch. The work, which Handel composed in 1738, includes the famous "Dead March", a funeral anthem for Saul and his son Jonathan, and some of the composer's most dramatic choral pieces.
Note Special features: A descent into madness (10 min.); Cast gallery.
Subject Oratorios.
Saul, King of Israel -- Songs and music.
Genre/Form Oratorios.
Concert television programs.
Added Author Jennens, Charles, 1700-1773, librettist.
Purves, Christopher, singer.
Davies, Iestyn, singer.
Crowe, Lucy, singer.
Bevan, Sophie, 1983- singer.
Appleby, Paul (Tenor), singer.
Hulett, Benjamin, singer.
Graham-Hall, John, singer.
Bolton, Ivor, conductor.
Kosky, Barrie, director.
Tag, Katrin Lea, 1972- designer.
Pichler, Otto, choreographer.
Klein, Joachim, 1963- lighting designer.
Roussillon, François, television director.
Smith, Ruth, 1947- writer of added commentary.
Container of (work): Handel, George Frideric, 1685-1759. Saul
François Roussillon et associés, production company.
Sky Arts, production company., production company.
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, performer.
Glyndebourne Festival Chorus, performer.
Opus Arte (Firm), publisher.
Glyndebourne Festival Opera, production company.
ISBN 9786316560544 : DVD 29.99
6316560540 : DVD 29.99
Standard No. 809478012160
Music No. OA 1216 D Opus Arte

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