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Camille Saint-Saëns: Samson et Dalila

Samson: Torsten Kerl, Dalila: Marianna Tarasova, Le Grand-Prêtre de Dagon: Nikola Mijailovic, Abimélech: Milcho Borovinov, Un vieillard hébreu: Tijl Faveyts
Symphony Orchestra and Choir of Vlaaamse Opera Antwerp/Ghent
Tomáš Netopil

In this live recording from 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 from the 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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Camille Saint-Saëns: Samson et Dalila

Facts DVD

Item number
2058628
UPC number
880242586285
Region code
0
Picture format
NTSC 16:9
Sound format
PCM Stereo
Dolby Digital 5.1
dts 5.1
Release
Total running time
135 mins
Details running time
121 mins, 15 mins (Bonus)
Subtitles
English, German, French, Dutch
Booklet notes
English, French, German
No. of discs
1
Recording
2009
Bonus
The Making of Samson et Dalila, including interviews with the production team and Torsten Kerl
Bonus subtitles
English