Saul ó Town Hall, Leeds

handel2_small.jpgAlfred Hickling [The Guardian, 25 November 2005]
Handel turned to oratorio when the bottom fell out of the market for Italian opera. Opera North has turned to oratorio while the roof has temporarily come off its theatre. But as the company’s base gets an overhaul, it’s a perfect opportunity to explore works that occupy the hinterland between dramatic and concert performance.