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November 14, 1921: The First Opera Broadcast on Radio

November 14, 1921:  Samson and Delilah was performed at the Chicago Auditorium by a professional company for the first time on this date. It was aired for listeners by KYW radio, Chicago, IL. Originally titled Samson et Dalila , the opera was composed by  Camille Saint-Saëns, who was known as the greatest French Romantic composer. Samson and Delilah , was originally planned as an oratorio based on the biblical story of Samson and Delila. Later on the story was adapted for a full opera. For additional classical and opera radio shows, see also: Andre Kostelanetz Show Bell Telephone Hour Encores Chicago Theater of the Air Concert Hall Enchanted Hour Hour of Charm Metropolitan Opera Telephone Hour (Music From America) The Magic Key Lauritz Melchoir Collection Voice of Firestone