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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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13 August 2018

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

This event was part of a previous International Festival and is therefore unavailable to book. The 2019 programme will be available in the spring. 

With thanks to our supporters

Supported by

Mr Hedley G Wright