Saul nominated for South Bank Sky Arts Award

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Glyndebourne’s hit production of Handel’s Saul, directed by Barrie Kosky, has been nominated for a prestigious South Bank Sky Arts Award for Opera.

The nomination follows similar recognition for the production at the 2016 RPS Awards and the 2016 International Opera Awards.

Nominated alongside Saul are the Royal Opera House’s production of Krol Roger and English National Opera’s staging of The Force of Destiny. Winners will be announced at an awards event in London on 5 June 2016.

Barrie Kosky’s debut production for Glyndebourne was loved by audiences and critics alike and praised for its visual impact and dramatic depths.

Following its triumphant opening at the 2015 Glyndebourne Festival, when it was conducted by Ivor Bolton, a live recording of the production was broadcast by Sky Arts. That recording will be released on DVD and Blu-ray in June.

Audiences will also have a chance to enjoy the production on the big screen when it is shown in selected cinemas this autumn as part of the 2016 Glyndebourne Tour.

Following its highly successful Festival run, the production transferred directly to the 2015 Glyndebourne Tour enjoying equal success with a new cast and under conductor Laurence Cummings.