Front Cover of VSO 1983 Concert Hall production of Samson and Delilah

Front Cover of VSO 1983 Concert Hall production of Samson and Delilah

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…”.

Conductor
Richard Divall
Director
Nigel Triffitt
Designer
Kenneth Rowell
Choreographer
Joseph Scoglio
Lighting Designer
Roger Barratt
Associate Director


Michael Beauchamp
Assistant to Kenneth Rowell
Victoria Rowell

Victoria State Opera Chorus and Orchestra

Anthony Roden, Samson

Anthony Roden, Samson

Cast

Samson
Anthony Roden
Kenneth Collins
Delilah
Margreta Elkins and
Jolanta Nagajek

High Priest of Dagon
John Wood
Abimelech
John Fulford
An Old Hebrew
Noel Mangin
First Phillistine
Christopher Dawes
Second Phillistine
Ian Cousins
Phillistine Messenger
Graeme Wall

VSO Press Release November 18 1983

VSO Press Release November 18 1983

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