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The Resource Saul : a dramatic oratorio in three acts, by George Frideric Handel ; libretto by Charles Jennens ; a co-production between Glyndebourne, François Roussillon et associés, Sky Arts, and Sonostream.tv ; with the participation of ZDF-Arte, YLE

Saul : a dramatic oratorio in three acts, by George Frideric Handel ; libretto by Charles Jennens ; a co-production between Glyndebourne, François Roussillon et associés, Sky Arts, and Sonostream.tv ; with the participation of ZDF-Arte, YLE

Label
Saul : a dramatic oratorio in three acts
Title
Saul
Title remainder
a dramatic oratorio in three acts
Statement of responsibility
by George Frideric Handel ; libretto by Charles Jennens ; a co-production between Glyndebourne, François Roussillon et associés, Sky Arts, and Sonostream.tv ; with the participation of ZDF-Arte, YLE
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Choreographer
Conductor
Designer
Director
Film distributor
Librettist
Lighting designer
Performer
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Singer
Television director
Writer of added commentary
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • fre
  • ger
  • kor
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Taken from the First Book of Samuel, the story of Saul focuses on the first king of Israel's relationship with his eventual successor, David; one which turns from admiration to envy and hatred, ultimately leading to the downfall of the eponymous monarch. The work, which Handel composed in 1738, includes the famous "Dead March", a funeral anthem for Saul and his son Jonathan, and some of the composer's most dramatic choral pieces
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Contains
Cataloging source
KKU
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Stage director, Barrie Kosky ; designer, Katrin Lea Tag ; choreographer, Otto Pichler ; lighting designer, Joachim Klein ; film director, François Roussillon
Date of event
2015 August
Dewey number
792.5/42
Language note
Sung in English, with optional English, French, German, and Korean subtitles
LC call number
M2000.H3
LC item number
S2 2016
Other event information
Recorded live
PerformerNote
Christopher Purves (Saul/Apparition of Samuel) ; Iestyn Davies (David) ; Lucy Crowe (Merab) ; Sophie Bevan (Michal) ; Paul Appleby (Jonathan) ; Benjamin Hulett (Abner/High Priest/Amalekite/Doeg) ; John Graham-Hall (Witch of Endor) ; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment ; the Glyndebourne Chorus ; Ivor Bolton, conductor
Place of event
Glyndebourne, Lewes, East Sussex, United Kingdom
Runtime
185
Technique
live action
Label
Saul : a dramatic oratorio in three acts, by George Frideric Handel ; libretto by Charles Jennens ; a co-production between Glyndebourne, François Roussillon et associés, Sky Arts, and Sonostream.tv ; with the participation of ZDF-Arte, YLE
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Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Interview with Barrie Kosky and synopsis by Cori Ellison and program notes by Ruth Smith, in English with French and German translations (35 pages : color portraits) inserted in container
  • Special features: A descent into madness (10 min.); Cast gallery
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (approximately 185 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
809478012160
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
OA 1216 D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)959237308
  • UtOrBLW
System details
DVD; all regions; NTSC; 16x9 anamorphic widescreen; Dolby digital stereo, DTS surround
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Saul : a dramatic oratorio in three acts, by George Frideric Handel ; libretto by Charles Jennens ; a co-production between Glyndebourne, François Roussillon et associés, Sky Arts, and Sonostream.tv ; with the participation of ZDF-Arte, YLE
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Interview with Barrie Kosky and synopsis by Cori Ellison and program notes by Ruth Smith, in English with French and German translations (35 pages : color portraits) inserted in container
  • Special features: A descent into madness (10 min.); Cast gallery
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (approximately 185 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
809478012160
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
OA 1216 D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)959237308
  • UtOrBLW
System details
DVD; all regions; NTSC; 16x9 anamorphic widescreen; Dolby digital stereo, DTS surround
Video recording format
DVD

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