Samson - Handel

  • National Concert Hall Dublin Ireland

Bright seraphim: a rewardingSamson in Dublin

Andrew Larkin, BachTrack

25th January 2016

...only the most curmudgeonly of husbands could not be seduced by the exquisite soprano voice of Katherine Watson as Dalila. Constrained to Act II, she comes with an amende, only to be roughly rejected. I particularly enjoyed her aria “With plaintive notes and amorous moan”. Possessing an exquisite pronunciation and a pleasing projection, Watson wowed with the sweet sound of her voice. In her “Traitor to love” she showed a feistier side to her, though given such a delectable voice, it was difficult to think of her as truly treacherous...

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Matthew Halls - conductor

Chamber Choir Ireland

Irish Baroque Orchestra

Soloists

Katherine Watson (Delilah) - soprano

James Gilchrist (Samson) - tenor