Saint-Saens - Samson et Dalila (Blu-ray) | Opus Arte OABD7315D

Saint-Saens - Samson et Dalila (Blu-ray)

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Label: Opus Arte

Cat No: OABD7315D

Format: Blu-ray

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 26th January 2024

Contents

Artists

SeokJong Baek
Elina Garanca
Lukasz Golinski
Alan Pingarron
Chuma Sijeqa
Thando Mjandana
Blaise Malaba
Goderdzi Janelidze
Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Conductor

Antonio Pappano

Works

Saint-Saens, Camille

Samson et Dalila, op.47

Artists

SeokJong Baek
Elina Garanca
Lukasz Golinski
Alan Pingarron
Chuma Sijeqa
Thando Mjandana
Blaise Malaba
Goderdzi Janelidze
Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Conductor

Antonio Pappano

About

Stunning singing and mesmerising music are at the fore in a new production of Saint-SaŽnsís greatest grand opera.

Pious restraint comes face to face with sensuous hedonism in Camille Saint-SaŽnsís grand-opera retelling of the Bible story of Samson and Delilah.

Multi-Olivier Award-winning director Richard Jones returns to The Royal Opera to stage this spectacular fin-de-siŤcle masterpiece, not performed at Covent Garden since 2004. Elīna Garanča stars as the Philistine Dalila, SeokJong Baek as the inspiring Jewish hero Samson and Antonio Pappano conducts the full forces of the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House. With superb singing in solos and duets of great intimacy and fervour, gorgeous music with thrilling orchestral interludes, and splendid choral numbers for the Royal Opera Chorus Ė this is a performance to remember.

ďSeokJong Baek ... makes a mightily impressive Royal Opera stage debut. Conducted by Antonio Pappano, the orchestra relishes the melodious score without wallowing in its lushness, however great the temptation.Ē Ė The Guardian

ďElīna Garančaís performance in Saint-SaŽnsís opera smoulders with vindictive passion. Music director Antonio Pappano draws huge power and passion from Saint-SaŽnsís score and at the final reckoning his faith in the music is the religion that carries the day here.Ē Ė The Financial Times

ď... a surging biblical epic with star turns ... Richard Jonesí entertaining new Royal Opera staging ...Ē Ė The Times ★★★★

Cast:
- Samson: SeokJong Baek
- Dalila: Elīna Garanča
- High Priest: Łukasz Goliński
- First Philistine: Alan Pingarrůn
- Second Philistine: Chuma Sijeqa
- Messenger: Thando Mjandana
- Abimťlech: Blaise Malaba
- Samsonís Rabbi: Goderdzi Janelidze

Director: Richard Jones
Set designer: Hyemi Shin
Costume designer: Nicky Gillibrand
Lighting designer: Andreas Fuchs
Choreography and movement director: Lucy Burge

Duration: approx. 145 minutes
Audio: LPCM 2.0 + DTS-HD Master Audio Surround
Subtitles: EN, FR, DE, JP, KO
FSK: 0

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