Handel’s dramatic oratorio, Samson, features epic instrumental color and sumptuous vocal writing that showcases Handel’s virtuosity. For this stunning season finale, Harry Christophers is joined by an international cast of exceptional singers alongside the Period Instrument Orchestra and Chorus. Premiered by H+H in US in 1845, the oratorio tells the well-known Biblical story of the imprisoned hero who falls powerless after his wife, Dalila, cuts off his hair.
Joshua Ellicott, tenor (Samson)
Joélle Harvey, soprano (Dalila)
Catherine Wyn-Rogers, alto (Micah)
Matthew Brook, bass-baritone (Manoah)
Dashon Burton, bass-baritone (Harapha)
Stefan Reed, tenor (messenger)
Teresa Wakim, soprano (Israelitish woman)
Period Instrument Orchestra
Friday May 2, 7.30pm, at Symphony Hall
Sunday May 4, 3pm, at Symphony Hall
One hour before the start of each performance in Symphony Hall’s Higginson Hall.