Its exotic and suggestive “Bacchanale,” the opera’s best-known excerpt, Saint- Saëns, Camille: Samson and Delilah“Baccanale” from Act III of the opera. A thing you may or may not know about me in my life is that outside of classical music, I have straight up awful taste in music. It’s true. If there’s. Then, there was the need to find a suitable theatre (Saint-Saëns’s good friend Liszt was This opera contains the sumptuous Bacchanale and arguably the most.

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Arranger Edwin Arthur Kraft Afraid of what might now happen, the Hebrews flee, abandoning Samson. You can make it easier for us to review and, hopefully, publish your contribution by keeping a few points in mind. The opera has continued to remain moderately popular since and, while not being among the most frequently performed operas, the work has become a part of the standard opera performance repertory at most major opera houses. Weimarcity, Thuringia Land stateeastern Germany.

Richard PohlGerman text. Some extra program notes on Bacchanale from the Immaculata Symphony.

Admittedly, one of the reasons this piece has always resonated with bacchanald is its highly percussive sound. Unfortunately, our editorial approach may not be able to accommodate all contributions. Saint-Saens bio at the Classical Archives. PDF scanned by archive.


As Samson struggles with his desire for Dalila, the old Hebrew repeats his cautionary plea. Daniel BarenboimOrchestre et Choeur de Paris. The work was first performed at the Teatro Regio di Parma that same year and was mounted at the Teatro Comunale di Bologna in Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.

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Naxos Javascript not enabled. This page was last edited on 27 Decemberat He hears their voices, echoing the Hebrews’ lament from act 1.

There, he prays to God to restore his strength, and he pulls down the central columns of the temple, killing himself and all of the Philistines inside. He is ridiculed by the High Priest and the crowd. Arranger Angelo Francis Pinto?

Saint-Saëns, Camille – Samson et Dalila, Op. Danse bacchanale

His warning, however, is made in vain and the curtain closes as Samson meets Delilah’s gaze with every intention of going to her nearby dwelling. Overcome with remorse, Samson offers his life in sacrifice, while the Hebrews are heard in the distance lamenting his fate.


Thank you for your feedback. Viens Aider Ma Faiblesse! Creative Commons Attribution 3. Samson manages to wrest the sword from Abimelech and kills him.

Saint-Saëns’ works: Samson and Delilah

The composer began work on the theme in baccanale, just two years after completing his first and as then yet unperformed opera, Le timbre d’argent.

The music turns savage as the priests dance a wild Bacchanale. Discover some of the most ssint and trending topics of It becomes… suddenly very sweet? For some reason I began the music with act 2, and I played it at home to a select audience who could make nothing of it at all. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Dalila and the High Priest sing a duet expressing their mutual abhorrence for Samson and the Hebrews.

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