AAM Concerts

BBC Proms: Handel’s Samson
AAM returns to the BBC Proms with a performance of one of Handel's finest dramatic works.

The BBC Proms’ ongoing cycle of Handel oratorios continues with Samson, featuring tenor Allan Clayton and soprano Jacquelyn Stucker. Inspired by Milton’s Samson Agonistes, Handel created a deeply moving version of the story of the mighty Israelite warrior, imprisoned and blinded by his enemies, but still determined to destroy them. The Israelites’ laments are brilliantly contrasted with the jangling joy of the Philistines, Samson’s lofty struggles with Dalila’s brittle affections. One of today’s leading Handelians, Laurence Cummings directs Academy of Ancient Music from the harpsichord.

There will be one interval.

Part of the BBC Proms 2023 season.

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Wed 23 Aug
 | 7.00pm
Royal Albert Hall
London
Tickets: 
£62 – £14
Programme
Handel
Samson HWV57
Performers
Allan Clayton
Samson
Jacquelyn Stucker
Dalila
Joélle Harvey
Israelite Woman
Jess Dandy
Micah
Brindley Sherratt
Harapha
Jonathan Lemalu
Manoa
Philharmonia Chorus
Academy of Ancient Music
Laurence Cummings
director & harpsichord
Allan Clayton, Samson
Jacquelyn Stucker, Dalila
Joélle Harvey, Israelite Woman
Jess Dandy, Micah
Brindley Sherratt, Harapha
Jonathan Lemalu, Manoa
Philharmonia Chorus
Academy of Ancient Music
Laurence Cummings, director & harpsichord
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