november, 2018

This is a repeating event

03nov7:30 pmG.F. Handel: SaulA Staged Production by Theater Münster

Event Details

After Goliath’s defeat at the hand of David, King Saul’s rule begins to crumble: his children turn against him, and the Israelites celebrate the young hero. David easily wins over the crowds, while the old King is overwhelmed by jealousy. Saul descends into madness and sacrifices his own family and finally himself, while David ascends the throne with heaven’s favour.

George Friderich Handel’s (1685-1759) Saul, based on the Old Testament story, is one of Handel’s most dramatic staged Oratorios and resembles in many ways the operatic form. The expressive music provides a nuanced and gripping portrayal of the characters and the colourful orchestration – with added trombones, harps, glockenspiel and timpani – paints a vivid picture of the biblical drama.

[Text (c) Theater Münster]

Conductor: Michael Hofstetter

Staging: Susanne Knapp

Set and Costume Design: Christopher Melching

 

Time

(Saturday) 7:30 pm

Location

Theater Münster

Neubrückenstraße 63

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