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Saul: Komische Oper Berlin

About the Event

Immerse yourself in the stunning architecture of Berlin's breathtaking Komische Oper Berlin for a new production of the dramatic oratorio Saul.

George Frideric Handel
Oratorio in three acts [1739]
Libretto by Charles Jennens

With the dramatic oratorio Saul, which George Frideric Handel put down on paper in just a few weeks despite a deep psychological and financial crisis, after Semele another of his oratorios rarely performed in this country can be experienced as a major staged production — directed by the Berlin opera and film director Axel Ranisch.

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sung in english

Cast / Production

Musical direction: David Bates
Production: Axel Ranisch
Stage design: Falko Herold
Costumes: Alfred Mayerhofer
Dramaturgy: Johanna Wall
Choirs: David Cavelius
Lighting: Michael Bauer

Saul, King of Israel: Luca Tittoto
David: Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen
Jonathan, Saul's son: Rupert Charlesworth
Michal, Saul's daughter: Nadja Mchantaf
Merab, Saul's daughter: Penny Sofroniadou
High Priest: Tansel Akzeybek
Witch of Endor: Ivan Turšić
Spirit of Samuel: Stephen Bronk

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