SAINT-SAENS, C.: Samson et Dalila (Flanders Opera, 2009)

SAINT-SAENS, C.: Samson et Dalila (Flanders Opera, 2009)


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Samson et Dalila
Libretto/Text Author: Lemaire, Ferdinand
Conductor: Netopil, Tomas

Deuxieme Philistin: Pels, Onno
Le Grand-Pretre de Dagon: Mijailovic, Nikola
Premier Philistin: Buttner, Thorsten
Un vieillard hebreu: Faveyts, Tijl

Set/Stage Designer: Hanna, Ashraf
Set/Stage Designer: Zuabi, Amir Nizar
Costume Designer: Hanna, Ashraf
Costume Designer: Zuabi, Amir Nizar
Lighting Designer: Granek, Keren
Stage Director: Nitzan, Omri
Stage Director: Zuabi, Amir Nizar
Television Director: Vanduren, Willy

Date of Production: 8-5-2009
Venue: Vlaamse Opera Antwerp/Ghent
Playing Time: 02:17:06
Catalogue Number: EUROARTS5862


In this live recording for 2009, Saint-Saëns' Samson et Dalila - a story of doomed love set against the backdrop of cultural conflict between Hebrews and Philistines - is reinterpreted to relate with the conflicts in today's Middle East. "In our approach to this opera we tried to move away fromthe quasi-biblical interpretation, and to place the story in a contemporary context to explain its political meaning in today's world," say the two directors, Israeli Omri Nitzan and Palestinian Amir Nizar Zuabi. In this production by Vlaamse Opera, the dramatic story of Saint-Saëns' greatest opera is unfolded in all its tragic beauty.

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