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Samson et Dalila

Author: Shirley VerrettJon VickersJonathan SummersFerdinand LemaireColin DavisAll authors
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Thorn EMI/HBO Video, ©1981.
Series: Thorn EMI/HBO classic performance.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : FrenchView all editions and formats
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A dramatization of Chapter 16 of the Book of Judges in which Samson, an Israelite judge of extraordinary strength, was betrayed to the Philistines by Delilah who cut his hair as he slept and thus deprived him of his strength.
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Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Shirley Verrett; Jon Vickers; Jonathan Summers; Ferdinand Lemaire; Colin Davis; Camille Saint-Saëns; Royal Opera House (London, England). Chorus.; Royal Opera House (London, England). Orchestra.; Thorn EMI/HBO Video.; Covent Garden Video Productions.; British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.; Arts International.
OCLC Number: 18406204
Notes: Sung in French, with English subtitles.
Recorded at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, on October 6, 1981.
Distributed worldwide by Arts International Ltd.
Libretto includes English synopsis ; libretto in French and English.
Credits: Conductor, Colin Davis ; chorus master, John McCarthy ; scenery and costume, Sidney Nolan ; choreographer, David Bintley.
Cast: Shirley Verrett (Dalila), Jon Vickers (Samson), Jonathan Summers (High Priest) ; Royal Opera Chorus and Orchestra.
Description: 1 videocassette (135 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in. + libretto.
Details: VHS format.
Series Title: Thorn EMI/HBO classic performance.
Other Titles: Samson and Delilah
Responsibility: Camille Saint-Saens ; libretto by Ferdinand Lemaire ; [presented by] Thorn EMI/HBO Video ; produced by BBC-TV in association with Covent Garden Video Productions Ltd. ; directed by John Vernon ; producer, Elijah Moshinsky.

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A dramatization of Chapter 16 of the Book of Judges in which Samson, an Israelite judge of extraordinary strength, was betrayed to the Philistines by Delilah who cut his hair as he slept and thus deprived him of his strength.

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