Reviews 2010-2011: (UK) Opera Today Review: "Saul, Barbican Hall" by Robert Hugill (25 Nov 2011)
“Handel’s oratorio Saul was the first dramatic oratorio that he wrote with a strong libretto.
Charles Jennens compilation, based on biblical sources, created a powerful structure which enabled Handel to create a work which became the first of his English music dramas.
The work was performed at the Barbican on Tuesday 21st November by The Sixteen under conductor Harry Christophers, in a concert performance which brought out the essential drama of the piece. …”
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