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Saint-Saëns

Samson et Dalila

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Mezzo-soprano Gertrud Wettergren is the legendary biblical temptress whose ensnares the strongest man in the world, Samson, only to leave him a helpless prisoner of his enemies. Belgian tenor René Maison blends superb French style with virile intensity to make this hero a truly tragic figure. The great singing actor Ezio Pinza brings dramatic depth to role of the High Priest of Dagon.

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Performance Info

Performance Date

Dec 26, 1936

Composer

Camille Saint-Saëns

Librettist

Ferdinand Lemaire

Run Time

2 HRS 02 MIN

Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus