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Opera on 3


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Uve from the Met Samson and Delilah
From the Metropolitan Opera House, New York.
Saint-Saens's Old Testament drama features Placido Domingo as Samson. Sung in French.
Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, conductor Leonard Slatkin
7.15 Hair Today
Graham Fawcett reflects on the mythology of the hirsute and the hairless.
7.40 Act 2
8.25 The Met Opera Quiz With Thor Eckert Jr.
8.50 Act 3
* See Music: page 36


Unknown: Placido Domingo
Conductor: Leonard Slatkin
Unknown: Graham Fawcett
Unknown: Thor Eckert Jr.
Samson: Placido Domingo (tenor)
Delilah: Denyce Graves (mezzo)
High Priest of Dagon: Sergei Leiferkus (baritone)
Old Hebrew: Franz Hawlata (bass)
Abimelech: Alan Held (baritone)
First Philistine: Bernard Fitch (tenor)
Second Philistine: Yanni Yannissis (baritone)
Messenger: Matthew Polenzani (tenor)

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