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Strasbourg

Opéra

Mulhouse

La Filature
Dates
Oct 16Nov 08, 2020
Prices
6 - 90 €
Duration
2h30
Info

Spectacle présenté avec un entracte

Cast

Direction musicale Ariane Matiakh Mise en scène Marie-Eve Signeyrole Collaboration aux mouvements Julie Compans Décors et costumes Fabien Teigné Lumières Philippe Berthomé Conception vidéo Marie-Eve Signeyrole Collaboration artistique à la vidéo Laurent La Rosa Chef de chœur Alessandro Zuppardo

Artists

Samson Massimo Giordano Delilah Katarina Bradić High Priest Jean-Sébastien Bou Abimelech Patrick Bolleire Old Hebrew man Wojtek Smilek Philistine messenger Damian Arnold First Philistine Néstor Galván Second Philistine Damien Gastl Chœur de l'Opéra national du Rhin, Orchestre philharmonique de Strasbourg

Presentation

Saint-Saëns' opera was inspired by the fascinating biblical story of Samson and Delilah, which explores the eternal struggle between cunning and might. Samson -- a warrior who draws his superhuman strength from his long hair -- is seduced by the beautiful Delilah. She removes his locks while he sleeps so her tribe, the Philistines, can finally defeat their thus-far invincible enemy. An epic and breathtaking oeuvre, Samson and Delilah is a masterpiece of French lyric art that bursts with stirring arias including the celebrated "Softly Awakes My Heart". The production is another wonderful chance to see conductor Ariane Matiakh in action. For the staging, Marie-Eve Signeyrole breaks from the traditional biblical mise en scène to give us a better sense of the ancient story's tightly woven themes of politics and human nature that still speak to us today.

In French
Overtitled in French, German

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