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Saint-Saens: Samson et Dalila / Netopil, Kerl, Tarasova [DVD]

Album Summary

>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Samson et Dalila, Op. 47
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Staged by the Flanders Opera in 2009, this production relocates the Samson & Dalila story to the contemporary Middle East. "In our approach to this opera we tried to move away from the quasi-biblical interpretation, and to place the story in today's world to explain its political aspects better. Acts of terror by a state will lead to acts of terror against a state, which in turn will lead to more terror by the state and this completes the vicious circle." - Directors Omri Nitzan & Amir Nizar Zuabi

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Run Time: 136 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1
Subtitles: English, German, French, Dutch



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Works Details

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Samson et Dalila, Op. 47
  • Performers: Gijs Van der Linden (Tenor); Marianna Tarasova (Mezzo Soprano); Onno Pels (Bass); Nikola Mijailovic (Baritone); Torsten Kerl (Tenor); Tijl Faveyts (Bass); Thorsten Büttner (Tenor); Milcho Borovinov (Bass)
  • Conductor: Tomás Netopil
  • Ensemble: Flanders Opera Choir
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1877