This is a repeating eventnovember 7, 2018 7:30 pm
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
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
(Saturday) 7:30 pm