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Actor performing as Samson

Handel's Samson

Handel's great oratorio, Samson, tells the legendary story of Samson and Delilah.

Incredibly, it has never been performed professionally in WA, but on 8 December, it will be presented by St George's Cathedral Concert Series for the first time in Perth.

Samson requires a large and rich Baroque orchestra, and features the famous 'Let the Bright Seraphim'. This magical aria, sung by Kiri te Kanawa at the wedding of Charles and Diana, will belong to the wonderful Sara Macliver as Delilah. The role of Samson will be sung by Paul McMahon.

Leading instrumentalists, soloists and choral ensemble will be directed by Dr Joseph Nolan – known for his meticulous and passionate approach – all of which makes this unique production unmissable.

Those who enjoyed Handel's Solomon at Perth Concert Hall in 2018 will not want to miss another of the composer's great, dramatic oratorios.
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    Event Showings

    Thursday 8 December 2022 at 7.30pm

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    Ticketed event

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    5 St George's Terrace

    Perth WA 6000

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