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From the Royal Albert Hall, London. A cast of leading Handel singers and players - with tenor Mark Padmore in the title role - perform Act 1 of Handel's oratorio Samson.

From the Royal Albert Hall, London. Presented by Catherine Bott.

A cast of leading Handel singers and players - with tenor Mark Padmore in the title role - perform the tragic story of Samson, the Israelite hero cut off in his prime after falling for the wrong woman.

Handel: Samson (Act 1)

Dalila ...... Susan Gritton (soprano)
Micah ...... Iestyn Davies (countertenor)
Samson ...... Mark Padmore (tenor)
Manoa ...... Neal Davies (bass)
Harapha ...... Christopher Purves (bass)
Israelite Woman/Philistine Woman/Virgin ...... Lucy Crowe (soprano)
Israelite Man/Philistine Man/Messenger ...... Ben Johnson (tenor)
The Choir of the English Concert
The New Company
The English Concert
Harry Bicket (conductor).

55 minutes

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Thu 20 Aug 2009 18:30

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