Glyndebourne's Saul nominated for 2016 RPS Award

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Glyndebourne’s 2015 production of Handel’s Saul has been shortlisted in the Opera and Music Theatre category of the 2016 Royal Philharmonic Society (RPS) Music Awards .

Glyndebourne’s first ever staging of Saul marked the company debut of Australian director Barrie Kosky whose production was praised for its visual impact and dramatic depths.

After premiering at the 2015 Glyndebourne Festival, the production transferred directly to the 2015 Glyndebourne Tour visiting Canterbury, Norwich, Plymouth and Milton Keynes.

For the Festival performances Ivor Bolton conducted the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, while on Tour Laurence Cummings conducted the Glyndebourne Tour Orchestra.

Iestyn Davies who performed the role of David in the Festival production of Saul is also nominated for an RPS Award in the Singer category.

A recording of Saul from the 2015 Glyndebourne Festival will be released on DVD and Blu-ray this summer. The production will also be screened in selected cinemas this autumn as part of the 2016 Glyndebourne Tour.

The RPS Music Awards are among the UK’s most eminent awards for live music and honour performers, composers, programmers and communicators as well as inspirational education and outreach work.

Winners will be announced at a special event in London on Tuesday 10 May 2016.