Composed at white-heat in the summer of 1739, and a triumphant comeback for Handel after months of poor health, Saul was the longest, largest, most powerfully theatrical English stage work to date. The story of the Israelites’ quest for a king includes the tales of Goliath, the Witch of Endor, and the passionate relationship of David and Jonathan, leavened with murderous jealousy, terrible pathos and tragic greatness – all illuminated by Handel’s finest music.
- Cancelled: Joby Talbot’s Everest20 Jun 2020 Barbican, London
- Cancelled: Singers at Six: Music by Nordic composers22 May 2020 St Giles' Cripplegate, London
- Cancelled: BBC Singers: Music for Royal Occasions8 May 2020 Milton Court Concert Hall
- Cancelled: Migration and exile: The British Museum3 Apr 2020 British Museum