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Laurence Cummings Conductor
Barrie Kosky Director
Saul/Apparition of Samuel Markus Brück
David Iestyn Davies
Jonathan Allan Clayton
Merab Karina Gauvin
Michal Anna Devin
Barrie Kosky’s blazingly original and visually spectacular staging of Handel’s oratorio returns for a first revival.
Handel’s vision of a Lear-like king is astonishing in its psychological complexity, offering a musical portrait of mental collapse few have since matched. Combined with thrilling choruses that exploit the virtuosic potential of their singers, exquisite arias and bold orchestration filled with unusual instruments, it creates a Biblical drama of truly Shakespearean scope.
Handel expert Laurence Cummings conducts an all-star cast, including Festival favourites Iestyn Davies and Allan Clayton.
A free shuttle bus service meets selected London trains at Lewes station on performance days, and returns you to Lewes later in the evening. Visit the Glyndebourne website for more details.