Jon Vickers plays Samson while Shirley Verrett plays Dalila in this production of the classic tale which was performed at the Royal Opera House. The dramatic story based on Chapter 16 of the Book of Judges lends itself to spectacular presentation not least in the final scene as the blinded Samson summons all his strength to bring down the pillars of the temple. The opera also features a magnificent and voluptuous score.
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One of the most popular French Operas. By Camille Saint-Saens, this production was performed at the Royal Opera House in 1981, and starred Shirley Verrett and Jon Vickers.