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    By Midnight

    Sunday 13.09 22:30 The Romanian Athenaeum

    Program: Händel – “Saul”

    Henry Waddington -
    Saul (baritone)
    Sarah Tynan - Merab (soprano)
    Sophie Bevan
    - Michal (soprano)
    Paul Appleby
    - Jonathan (tenor)
    Christopher Lowrey
    – David (countertenor)

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