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Chelsea Opera Group Chorus and Orchestra

Saint-Saëns: Samson et Dalila

Venue: Cadogan Hall

Repertoire

Saint-Saëns
Samson et Dalila

Performers

Matthew Scott-Rogers
conductor
Aaron Cawley
Samson
Claudia Huckle
Dalila
Michel de Souza
High Priest of Dagon
Nicholas Folwell
Abimélech
Jihoon Kim
Old Hebrew

With an abundance of melody, skilled choral writing and polished orchestration, it is hard to equal Samson et Dalila. Originally conceived as an oratorio, it is ideally suited to concert performance. The plot is based on the well-known biblical story in the Book of Judges. It took a long while for it to be produced as an opera because of restrictions on staging biblical subjects. But by the time the composer died it had been performed more than 500 times. Saint-Saëns regarded this grand opera as his masterpiece.

Concert performance in French with English surtitles.

5.45pm: Pre-performance talk for ticket holders by Michael Steen.

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