David has vanquished the giant Goliath but not everyone rejoices in his victory. Jealous of the young warrior, King Saul turns against him, descending into violent, destructive madness that forces his children to choose between loyalty and love, tearing both family and a nation apart. Handel's version of a Lear-like King is astonishing in its psychological complexity, offering a musical portrait of mental collapse few have since matched.
Barrie Kosky's extraordinary award-winning 2015 production is a blazingly original and visually spectacular spectacular staging of Handel's oratorio that pairs baroque music with contemporary choreography and lavish designs to create an enthralling theatrical fusion of old and new.
When: Thursday 26th July
Where: Jersey Opera House
For more information and to book tickets please telephone the Jersey Opera House's box office on 511115.