Henry Purcell: Saul and the Witch of Endor; Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Actéon

Conductor: Luke Mitchell
Producer: Michael Burden

New College Ante-Chapel
15 & 16 November 2023 

£15/£7 concession – Tickets are available from Ticketsource

Saul and the Witch of Endor is a short intense warning against witchcraft. Saul, king of the Israelites, consults the fortune-telling witch of Endor on whether he will lose a forthcoming battle. Saul loses the battle, but shortly before he was to be killed, he throws himself on his sword. 

The Witch of Endor – Jemima Price
Saul – William Anderson 
Samuel – Crawford Wiley

Actéon is a short chamber opera telling the famous mythical story of Actéon, who is transformed into stag by Diana as revenge for him seeing her bathing; he is then killed by his own hounds. 

Actéon – Matt Pope 
Diane – Jessica Edgar 

Rosanna Milner, Felicity Howard, Maurice Cole, Raphaël Maurin, Maxim Fielder 

Ischia Gooda (Artethuse), Harriet Twigger-Ross (Daphné), Vertiy Sawbridge (Hyale), Joshua Dennis