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VenueRoyal Opera House
Other spaces: Linbury Studio, Ballet Studio, Clore Studio,Floral Hall
TownWest End
CountyGreater London
From12th March 2004
To25th March 2004
WhenMar 12,15,18,23,25 19:30. Mar 20 19:00
PricesFrom £8.00. To £170.00.
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Samson and Delilah (Samson Et Dalila)

Samson and Delilah (Samson Et Dalila)T1422630977
In the well-known tale taken from the Old Testament's Book of Judges, Samson, one of the oppressed Jews, displays a unique strength when he kills Abimelech, one of the ruling Philistines. With Samson already under the spell of the beautiful Dalila, the High Priest of Dagon has her use her allure to discover the secret of Samson's power. Betrayed by Dalila and overpowered by the Philistines, Samson is paraded in his weakness into the temple. With a final prayer to God, enough strength returns for him to bring the temple crashing down on the heads of his enemies.
Music Saint-Saens
Lyrics Feerdinand Lemaire

Archive :: production:T1422630977, opera or operetta:S2081, venue:V377

Production details

Sung in French with English surtitles. Running time 3 hours.


Producer Royal Opera
Director Elijah Moshinsky
Conductor Philippe Jordan
Design Sidney Nolan
Lighting Nick Chelton
Choreographer David Bintley
Performer Jose Cura (Samson)
Performer Denyce Graves (Dilila)
Performer Bruno Caproni (High Priest)
Performer Julian Rodescu (Old Hebrew)
Performer Tigran Matirossian (Abimelech)
Performer Andrew Kennedy (Philistine)
Performer Jared Holt (Philistine)
Performer Hubert Francis (Messenger)

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