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Musical Direction by Valery Gergiev | Music by Camille Saint-Saёns, Libretto by Ferdinand Lemaire
The opera is based on the Biblical tale of Samson and Delilah found in Chapter 16 of the Book of Judges in the Old Testament. It is the only opera by Saint-Saëns that is regularly performed. The second act love scene in Delilah's tent is one of the set pieces that define French opera. Two of Delilah's arias are particularly well known: "Printemps qui commence" and "Mon cœur s'ouvre à ta voix", the latter of which is one of the most popular recital pieces in the mezzo-soprano/contralto repertoire.
Dalila: Ekaterina Semenchuk ; Samson: Gregory Kunde ; Mariinsky Theatre Chorus and Orchestra
Musical Director and Conductor: Valery Gergiev ; Conductor: Christian Knapp ; Stage Director and Set Designer: Yannis Kokkos
Production compagny : Telmondis
Coproduction compagny : Mezzo, France Télévisions
Running Time : 1x135'
Production Year : 2016
Distribution compagny : Telmondis Distribution
Video Format : HD