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Hell Hath No Fury Like Handel’s Scorn


Young David has just slain Goliath, earning him the rapturous admiration of the Israelites and the murderous envy of King Saul. This Biblical tale of love and jealousy, madness and mourning, family feuds and supernatural apparitions inspired one of Handel’s most inventive and popular oratorios. Renowned Handel expert Nic McGegan leads an all-star cast through the full dramatic range from tender lyricism to full-throttle triumph and glory.


Nicholas McGegan, conductor
Sherezade Panthaki, soprano (Michal)
Yulia Van Doren, soprano (Merab)
Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen, countertenor (David)
Aaron Sheehan, tenor (Jonathan)
Jonathan Smucker, tenor (Witch of Endor, Abner, Amalekite)
Daniel Okulitch, baritone (Saul)
Christian Pursell, bass-baritone (Samuel/Doeg)
Philharmonia Chorale, Bruce Lamott, director


Saturday April 6, 2019 @ 7 pm | First Congregational Church, Berkeley
Sunday April 7, 2019 @ 4 pm | First Congregational Church, Berkeley
Friday April 12, 2019 @ 7 pm | Herbst Theatre, San Francisco
Saturday April 13, 2019 @ 7:30 pm | First United Methodist Church, Palo Alto

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