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Saul 2022Edinburgh International Festival

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While the Festival has at last begun to perform some of Handel's great oratorios, they are not done with anything like the necessary frequency,  It is twenty-five years since Saul was last heard, and then the cast was a superb assemble led by Bryn Terfel in the title role.  The others included Lisa Milne, Joan Rodgers, Ian Bostridge, David Daniels.  Need one say more?  But for the fact that the short roles of Doeg and the Ghost of Samuel were taken by Neal Davies - and here he is at last as Saul himself.  The leading British counter-tenor of the day, Iestyn Davies, arrives as David.  It is to be hoped that the others will be as good.

Performance Cast

David a young shepherd, conqueror of Goliath

Iestyn Davies

Saul King of Israel

Neal Davies

Performance DatesSaul 2022

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Usher Hall | Edinburgh

24 Aug, 19.00

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