Samson and Delilah was the first full scale production in the recently opened Victorian Arts Centre. The production by Kenneth Rowell was marked by its stunning design and the notoriety it gained due to the nudity on stage which gave the Herald a striking banner headline for the November 17 evening edition, The Chairman, Sir Rupert Hamer had to write a press release which started by saying, “This production of Samson and Delilah is not a nude opera…”.
Assistant to Kenneth Rowell
Victoria State Opera Chorus and Orchestra
Margreta Elkins and
High Priest of Dagon
An Old Hebrew