is the grass any bluer...

is the grass any bluer...
on the other side?

Friday, January 20, 2012

Samson and Delilah - UK Opera Theatre, Sunday at 3pm

Camille Saint-Saëns's opera Samson and Delilah takes on one of the Bible's most famous tales of power, treachery, and seduction.

The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra and the University of Kentucky Opera Theatre join forces to present the opera in a complete concert performance....

Members of the acclaimed UK Opera Theatre fill out the remaining roles, with the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra Chorale portraying both the Hebrews and Philistines.

The opera is sung in its original French and will be accompanied by projected English translations.
Tickets are available through the Singletary Box Office at or by calling 859.257.4929

Tickets are $25 adult, $20 seniors and UK faculty/staff, $15 students and $10 children (plus processing fees).


Samson - Michael Hendrick
Delilah - Stacy Rishoi
High Priest - Michael Preacely
Abimélech - Nicholas Davis
Philistine Messenger - Jason Brown
First Philistine - Evan Johnson
Second Philistine - Andre Campelo
Old Hebrew - Matt Turner

Stacey Rishoi, last seen in Cincinnati Opera's 2011 Rigoletto and Eugene Onegin, sings the role of Delilah, and tenor Michael Hendrick tackles the role of Samson.

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