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Saint-Saens: Samson Et Dalila / Netopil, Kerl, Tarasova, Vlaamse Opera Antwerp

Saint-saens / Voa / Nitzan / Kerl / Netopil
Release Date: 04/26/2011 
Label:  Euroarts   Catalog #: 2058628  
Composer:  Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Torsten KerlMarianna TarasovaNikola MijailovicMilcho Borovinov
Conductor:  Tomas Netopil
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vlaamse Opera Antwerp Symphony OrchestraVlaamse Opera Antwerp Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

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.

Camille Saint-Saëns: Samson et Dalila

The Making of
Read more Samson et Dalila, including interviews with the production team and Torsten Kerl

REGION CODE NTSC: 0 (All region)
SUBTITLES: English, German, French, Dutch
BOOKLET: English, German, French
RUN TIME: 121 mins + 15 mins (Bonus) Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Samson et Dalila, Op. 47 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Torsten Kerl (Tenor), Marianna Tarasova (Mezzo Soprano), Nikola Mijailovic (Baritone),
Milcho Borovinov (Voice)
Conductor:  Tomas Netopil
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vlaamse Opera Antwerp Symphony Orchestra,  Vlaamse Opera Antwerp Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; France 

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