Samson and Delilah

What would you give up for love?

See the Bible come to life! Tragic hero Samson is enticed by the bewitching Delilah to give up the secret of his strength.  In the end, his strong faith grants him the power to free his people.



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Dates: Friday, March 15, 2013 – 8pm
Sunday, March 17, 2013 – 2:30pm

Place: Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts

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In French with English supertitles

Nuts & Bolts Lecture: One hour prior to curtain.
George Dansker – Reference Librarian, New Orleans Public Library; Music Critic, Opera News

Conductor/Director: Robert Lyall

Samson – Richard Cox

Delilah – Edyta Kulczak
High Priest – Greer Grimsley
Old Hebrew – Joel Colman
Abimélech – Kenneth Weber
First Philistine – Juan Luis Williams
Second Philistine – Jacob Penick
Messenger – Tyrone Chambers II

New Orleans Ballet Theatre

Composer: Camille Saint-Saëns

Librettist: Ferdinand Lemaire


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