1998 - ERATO
Running time: 124 min.Artists: José Cura, Olga Borodina, Jean-Philipp Lafont, Robert Lloyd, Egils Silins.Conductor: Sir Colin DavisLondon Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
Winner of the 1998 Orphée d'Or de l'Académie du Disque Lyrique award.
The complete Samson is thoroughly recommendable on all counts.
Cura is subtle and inward in the first two acts, and finds a different mode of expression altogether—by turns despairing and forcefully heroic — for Act III (by then blinded, bound and betrayed).
José Cura is quite magnificent, justifying the belief of all those who see him as the white hope of the tenor scene.