Handel's Saul on SNO

Saturday, November 28, 2015 - 9:00pm to Sunday, November 29, 2015 - 1:00am
While Handel is best known for The Messiah and his Italian operas, his most inspired dramas are quite possibly his English oratorios. Dispensing Baroque operatic structures and cliches, these oratorios are extraordinarily varied and colorful masterpieces that require massive choral forces. Tune in to Saturday Night At The Opera to hear Saul, his epic detailing the Biblical king and his doom. In this 2012 recording, Harry Christophers conducts The Sixteen and a formidable cast featuring Sarah Connolly, Robert Murray, and Christopher Purves in the title role. Stepan Atamian hosts.