CHORAL 5 – Handel and the Oratorio

Is an oratorio an opera without the proscenium arch and the costumes? Judge for yourself: this is the staged Glyndebourne production of 2015; I think Handel would have been rather shocked surprised!


Not that Hallelujah Chorus!

I doubt the Bishop of London would have approved of this:

David’s compassion for Saul:

Saul’s jealousy consumes him:

David and the people of Israel lament the death of Saul and Jonathan:


The entire staged oratorio:

The score,


Nicolas Poussin: The Triumph of David

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