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Samson et Dalila is a classic opera that is conducted in three different acts as well as four scenes. The opera is a work by Camille Saint-Saens. The French libretto of the opera is by Ferdinand Lemaire. With your Samson et Dalila tickets in hand, we give you our word that you will thoroughly enjoy an opera production that will be truly memorable. This traditional opera has its basis on the Biblical narrative of Samson and Delilah that can be found in the Book of Judges in Chapter 16 in the Old Testament. This is one of the only operas of Saint-Saens that is most performed. In the second act of the opera there is a love scene that takes places in the tent of Delilah which is one of those pieces of the set that truly defines French Opera. There are two arias of Delilah’s who are most famously known as “Mon Coeur s’ouvre a ta voix” which means “My heart opens itself to your voice” and also “Softly awakes my heart”, this aria is also a popular recital piece in the repertoire of mezzo-soprana/contralto, the other aria is known as “Printemps qui commence”.

About Samson Et Dalila

The first performance of the opera was on the 2nd of December in 1877 in Weimar at the Grand Ducal (Grossherzogliches) Theater which is now known as Staatskapelle. The debut performance of the opera was in German translation. The composition history of the opera is incredible. During the 19th century there was a great wave for revival choral music that swept through most parts of France. Saint-Saens was a great charmer of the Mendelssohn and Handel the oratorios. Saint-Saens decided to compose a fresh oratorio which would be based on the topic of Samson and Delilah which was a suggestion by the famed libretto by Voltaire known as Samson and was for Rameau. He finally started working on the project in 1867. This work of his began after he completed his first and still unperformed opera titled as Le timbre d’argent. He went to Ferdinand Lemaire who was a relative of Saint-Saens as he was the husband of his wife’s cousin. He contemplated regarding writing a libretto for the oratorio; however Lemaire persuaded him that the story would suit an opera better.

Lemaire began writing the libretto for Samson et Dalia and once he was done, Saint-Saens embarked on fervently composing the second act of the opera. Saint-Saens effectively produced an aria for Dalila and a duet for both Samson and Dalila as well as a few musical scores for the chorus a few of which were later assigned to the first act. This happened for two years during 1867 till 1869. From the very start, this amazing opera was rendered to be a magnificent duet that was between Samson and Dalila which has been set off against the impending tempest.

In 1872, the first premier show of La princesse jaune by Saint-Saens took place. By this time many well known composers began to persuade Saint-Saens to complete his work on Samson et Dalila. Eventually, the work was completed and ready to be showcased to the public. The first act was presented in Paris at the acclaimed Theare du Chatelet. It received great critical acclaim from the public. Finally on the 2nd of December in 1877, the full premier of the opera took place in Weimar. The initial success of the opera led to many outstanding performances of it in the decades to come.

Samson et Dalila is one of those classic opera shows that will surely be loved by all those who enjoy opera productions. From the music score to the performances that the show offers, everything is conducted in the most brilliant way. If you are a fan of opera events or would like to be a part of an absolutely stunning opera performance then this is a great time to get your cheap Samson et Dalila tickets and experience a phenomenal performance that will be cherished by you and your loved ones.