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Saul 1999Edinburgh International Festival

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By 1999 the Edinburgh Festival's neglect of one of the greatest elements of British music, Handel's oratorios, remained mystifying. At last on this occasion a superb cast was assembled and one of these masterworks, hardly known in Scotland, was given a prominent place in the opening concert.

The spectacular cast gave rare opportunities to hear Bryn Terfel and David Daniels, in particular,  and extended to Toby Spence, Neil Jenkins and Neal Davies in the shorter roles.

Performance Cast

David a young shepherd, conqueror of Goliath

David Daniels

Saul King of Israel

Bryn Terfel

Jonathan son of Saul

Ian Bostridge

Merab daughter of Saul

Joan Rodgers

Michal daughter of Saul

Lisa Milne

Abner Saul's Commander-in-Chief

Toby Spence

Doeg an officer of Saul

Neal Davies

Witch of Endor a Sorceress

Neil Jenkins

Ghost of Samuel a vision

Neal Davies

Performance DatesSaul 1999

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Usher Hall | Edinburgh

15 Aug, 19.00

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