Ep. 43 Samson et Dalila by Saint-Saëns
Samson et Dalila is Camille Saint-Saëns’ magnificent three-act opera based on the biblical story of Samson and Delilah, with a French libretto by Ferdinand Lemaire. It premiered in 1877 and remains the sole opera in the popular modern opera repertoire by this prolific composer. In the opera we see Samson struggle to not only to convince his people to remain true to their beliefs, but also struggle with himself to resist the temptations of the beautiful and seductive Delilah. Though you may know “how the story ends,” there is nothing to compare to the power of the operatic dramatization of the unfolding events. Hosted by Pat Wright and Keely Herron.