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Prom 47: Handel's Samson

Suzy Klein introduces a performance of Handel's oratorio Samson, which tells the dramatic story of the last days of the great Israelite warrior. Composed within a few weeks of Handel's Messiah and based on a text by John Milton, it became one of Handel's most successful and popular oratorios.

Harry Bicket conducts a starry line-up of British singers, including Susan Gritton as Dalila and Mark Padmore as Samson.

3 hours, 40 minutes

Last on

Fri 21 Aug 2009 00:40

Credits

Role Contributor
PresenterSuzy Klein
SamsonMark Padmore
DirectorDavid Stevens
ProducerFrancesca Kemp

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