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In Saint- Saens' saga of hatred and holy war, power and desire, there is no victor and no truth. The god-like is diminished, power restricted, taboos broken, love betrayed. The story of Samson is contradictory and human, overwhelming in its scale, violence, and pathos. Once a struggle for the composer to have performed, the work has become a cornerstone of the performance repertoire and a showpiece for many great singers. Argentinean tenor José Cura is one such singer, whose deep affinity for the work is revealed in his roles as hero, director, and stage designer.Notes & Reviews:
Run Time: 129 min.
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): PCM Stereo, DD 5.1
Subtitles: German, English, Italian, Spanish
Country of Origin: Germany
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Works DetailsCamille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Samson et Dalila, Op. 47
- Performers: José Cura (Tenor); Julia Gertseva (Soprano); Stefan Stoll
- Conductor: Jochem Hochstenbach
- Ensemble: Badisches Staastheater
- Running Time: 125 min. sec.
- Period Time: Post Romantic
- Form: Opera/Operetta
- Written: 1859-1877
- Studio/Live: Studio