Samsom & Dalila van Camille Saint-Saëns

'Samson and Delilah’ - a grand-opera by Camille Saint-Saëns

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The strong hero Samson, leader of the Israelites, is seduced by the gorgeous Delilah - a priestess from the enemy camp, the Philistines. Samson is feared because of his superhuman strength. The source of his strength remains a mystery.

 Because of his divine mission, Samson wants to end the relationship with Dalila. At a final meeting, Delilah gets him to reveal his secret - his strength lies in his lush hair. Delilah cuts off his hair when he’s sleeping and Samson is overpowered by the Philistines. They poke out his eyes and mock him during a big party. 

The opera has not been seen in the Netherla…

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The strong hero Samson, leader of the Israelites, is seduced by the gorgeous Delilah - a priestess from the enemy camp, the Philistines. Samson is feared because of his superhuman strength. The source of his strength remains a mystery.

 Because of his divine mission, Samson wants to end the relationship with Dalila. At a final meeting, Delilah gets him to reveal his secret - his strength lies in his lush hair. Delilah cuts off his hair when he’s sleeping and Samson is overpowered by the Philistines. They poke out his eyes and mock him during a big party. 

The opera has not been seen in the Netherlands in its original form since the 1950s. Experience this version in a special setting with soloists, large choir and exotic ballet. 'Samson and Delilah’ is performed in the Steven Sterk book hall at Hellingbaas 1 in Gorredijk. The hall, where 1.5 million books are stored, has very good acoustics and is ideal for theatrical effects.

Idea and direction: Albert Bonnema
Albert Bonnema – Samson
Carina Vinke – Delilah
Andrew Wise – Musical director

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  • €22.50

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Additional Information Cultural Capital 2018

  • Type of event: Presentation
  • Discipline: Opera music
  • Main language: Language No Problem

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