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Handel's Samson

Dunedin Consort & John Butt

Handel’s powerful oratorio is brought to life by Scotland’s finest period-instrument ensemble.

Dunedin Consort
John Butt Director / Harpsichord

Cast
Paul Appleby Samson
Sophie Bevan Dalila
Alice Coote Micah
Matthew Brook Manoah
David Soar Harapha
Hugo Hymas Israelite/Philistine Man
Louise Alder Israelite/Philistine Woman
Mhairi Lawson Second Israelite/Philistine Woman

Handel Samson

Handel’s powerful oratorio – an opera in all but name – is one of his greatest dramatic works. It includes the much-loved ‘Let the Bright Seraphim’ and ‘Total Eclipse’, vividly recounting the work’s moving Biblical tragedy.

This very special performance from Scotland’s finest period-instrument ensemble and chorus, under conductor and scholar John Butt, recreates the spectacular world premiere of Samson from 1743, featuring organ concertos during each interval.

Among the outstanding cast are renowned tenor Paul Appleby in the title role, brilliant soprano Sophie Bevan as the remorseful Dalila, and esteemed Handel interpreter Alice Coote as the Israelite Micah.

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Language
Sung in English with English supertitles
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John Butt
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13 August 2018

  • Usher Hall (Show on map)
  • 4hrs approx (two intervals)
  • £15 - £47*

Grand circle
£47 £38.50 £29
Stalls
£47 £38.50 £29
Upper circle
£27 £20 £15
Organ gallery
£15
Under 18s
50% OFF
Young Scot Card holder
50% OFF
European Youth Card holder
50% OFF
Students (limited availability)
50% OFF
Senior citizens
30% OFF
Arts workers
30% OFF
Registered unemployed
30% OFF

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Supported by

Mr Hedley G Wright

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