$25 - 'Samson et Dalila' - Camille Saint-Saënss
LOWEST PRICE: $25
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WHAT IT'S ABOUT:
“Held prisoner by the Philistines, the Hebrews implore the God of Israel. Samson, the valiant hero, kills Abimélech and encourages his followers to rebel against the Philistines. The people of Israel then break their chains and manage to flee - under the vicious threats of the High Priest of Dagon, who swears vengeance. He meets the voluptuous Dalila, who is determined to seduce Samson, so that she can discover the secret of his strength – for the sole purpose of avenging her people. In a duet brimming with lyricism, Dalila wins over the heart of the hero who, despite the warnings of an elderly Hebrew man, succumbs to her love… and to the trap laid by the woman: he has just revealed that his hair is the source of his strength when Samson is arrested, his hair shorn and his eyes poked out. In prison, begging forgiveness for his weakness, he prays for the liberation of his people. Then, touched by faith, he suddenly regains his strength at a Philistine dance and manages to bring their temple crashing down; Dalila and her people are destroyed.” opera-online.com
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ABOUT THE COMPOSER
Camille Saint-Saëns (1835–1921) was a leading figure of the French musical world throughout his life, successful as an organist, pianist, conductor, and prominent music commentator in addition to his work as a composer. Ferdinand Lemaire (1832–1879), a poet who married a cousin of Saint-Saëns’s and who made his most lasting impression with this work, contributed the libretto.
WHEN IT IS:
Starts: September 24 2018
Ends: March 28th 2019
March 13, 16, 19, 23, 28
HOW LONG IS IT
Approximately 2 Hours and 52 minutes
WHERE IT IS:
More information https://www.metopera.org/season/2018-19-season/samson-et-dalila/