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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 listings for Samson and Delilah (Samson Et Dalila)

Work type: Opera or Operetta.


Producer Arcola Theatre. Director Aylin Bozok.
16 Aug 17 to 26 Aug 17Arcola, Inner London :: V1422226940
listing details L1601091347


Company Grange Park Opera. Conductor Gianluca Marciano. Director Patrick Mason. Design francis O'Connor. Performer Carl Tanner. Performer Sara Fulgoni. Performer Nicholas Folwell. Performer Christophoros Stamboglis. Performer Michel De Souza.
20 Jun 15 to 16 Jul 15General, General :: V1273
listing details L01265101445


A singing chorus cries stories from an ancient past. From one man's hair hang the lives of so many; but with all his strength will it be beauty that breaks him? A desperate Delilah plays a dangerous game weaving love, and lies, until she finds the root of her passion. An endless war unites two people. Will they crumble as it falls; or stand buckled in its wake? A frantically physical show about the frailty of strength, and the power of seduction.Producer Bristol Old Vic Young Company. Director Tid (in collaboration with Danny Prosser and Emily Thompson). Musical Director Peter Reynolds. Design Liesel Corp. Lighting Tim Streader.
9 Jul 08 to 12 Jul 08Bristol Old Vic, Bristol :: V857
listing details L604214370


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).
12 Mar 04 to 25 Mar 04Royal Opera House, West End :: V377
listing details L01854633664


Concert performance.Company London Symphony Orchestra. Music Saint-Saens. Conductor Colin Davis (Sir). Performer Jose Cura (tenor). Performer Marina Domashenko (mezzo soprano). Performer Juha Uusitalo (baritone). Performer John Relyea (bass). Performer Robert Lloyd (bass). Performer Peter Auty (tenor). Performer Alasdair Elliott (tenor). Performer Mark Stone (baritone). Company London Symphony Chorus.
15 Dec 02 to 19 Dec 02Barbican Centre, West End :: V371
listing details L01108250075


Company Scottish Opera.
10 Jun 97 to 14 Jun 97Theatre Royal, Newcastle upon Tyne :: V570
listing details L0133998573
7 May 97 to 4 Jun 97Theatre Royal, Glasgow :: V623
listing details L0600438423
30 Apr 97 to 3 May 97Festival Theatre, Edinburgh :: V600
listing details L0666835685
23 Apr 97 to 26 Apr 97Theatre Royal, Glasgow :: V623
listing details L165586754

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