March 25, 1998

Alternate Title Handel's Heroes: Saul
Production Language English
Country of Origin United States
Description Exploring themes as timelessly relevant as the music itself, Handel's immortal Saul is paired with his shamefully neglected opera-oratorio Hercules, for two evenings of glorious virtuosity that demonstrate Handel's undeniable genius as a dramatic composer and Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra's undisputed mastery of his music.

Hailed as "America's most exciting period instrument ensemble" by the Wall Street Journal, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, under the enlightened direction of Nicholas McGegan, has for nearly two decades redefined the standard against which performances of Handel oratorios are measured. With the musical and dramatic splendor of Saul and Hercules, supported by the voices of the Philharmonia Chorale, they succeed in raising the bar once more.

A concert staging sung in English.

Saul - 3/25/98
Hercules - 3/27/98
Identifier 1998s.01293