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Samson et Dalila

117 min
M1500 .S152 S3 2000z DVD

Opera. Music by Camille Saint-Saëns. Libretto by Ferdinand Lemaire.

Plácido Domingo and Shirley Verrett star in the title roles in this live recording from the San Francisco Opera of Saint-Saäns' great three-act opera, which closely follows the biblical tale of the struggle between the Hebrews and the Philistines and the downfall of Samson in the hands of the temptress Dalila. The colorful and evocative sets and costumes reflect Saint-Saëns' melodic and sensual score, beautifully conducted by Julius Rudel.

Plácido Domingo (Samson) ; Shirley Verrett (Dalila) ; with Wolfgang Brendel ; chorus and orchestra of the San Francisco Opera ; Julius Rudel, conductor.

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