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From Genesis to Judges, there's hardly a story in the books of the Old Testament which hasn't inspired an opera or oratorio, or a verse that hasn't been set to music. Here are 10 to get to know better.
Saul og David by the Danish composer Nielsen tells the Biblical story of Saul's jealousy of the young David, taken from the Book of Samuel. The opera is one of Denmark's most important musical works for the theatre but it is difficult to stage as the really dramatic episodes are often separated by longer, less interesting sequences. The choral scenes are certainly among the opera's highlights.
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