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Samson and Delilah 1910Moody-Manners Opera Company

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Because of its Biblical source, Samson and Delilah took thirty years to reach the operatic stage in Britain. However it attained instant popularity, and allowed Zélie de Lussan to take on another femme fatale role as her career moved towards its end. With a second performance in each city, it also allowed for a change of principals.

The complete casts are from programmes in Aberdeen City Library, with variations specified in a review and announcements in the Dundee Advertiser.

Performance Cast


Joseph O'Mara (Feb 28; Mar 7)

Philip Brozel (Mar 5, 12)

Abimelech Satrap of Gaza

Charles Moorhouse

First Philistine

Mr W Blande

Second Philistine

Mr H Woollard

High Priest of Dagon

William Dever

Messenger a Philistine

Frederick Davies

Hebrew Elder

Charles Magrath

Dalila a Philistine priestess

Zélie de Lussan (Feb 28; Mar 7)

Bessie Weir (Mar 5, 12)

Performance DatesSamson and Delilah 1910

Map List

His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen | Aberdeen

28 Feb, 19.30 5 Mar, 14.15

Her Majesty's Theatre, Dundee | Dundee

7 Mar, 19.30 12 Mar, 14.00

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