When:

Saturday, April 15
2:00 p.m.
 

Where:

Concert Hall Screening

Cost:

Regular price $20
 
 
Tagged: College of Arts and Sciences, Adelphi Locations, Adelphi University, Performing Arts Center, Department of Music, Garden City

Camille Saint-Saens’ Samson et Dalila

Event, Performing Arts Series, Garden City Event, Music, Film Screening


Three act opera, sung in French.
Approximate running time is 2 hours and 50 minutes (including two intermissions).

Lightning streaks through the skies as Dalila declares her love to Samson in one of the finest arias of romantic opera. “My heart awakens to your voice like a flower to the kiss of dawn.” An enchanting yet treacherous beauty… When the thunder at last rumbles, Dalila betrays Samson and offers him up to his enemies: “Come up, for this time he has shown me all his heart”, she whispers to them in the night (The Old Testament, Book of Judges). Based on a violent and erotic biblical story, Saint-Saëns’s opera – composed in 1877, much to Liszt’s insistence – would not be performed at the Palais Garnier until fifteen years later. This first Parisian performance in 1892 included the hitherto unperformed “Dance Of The Priestesses”.

Nevertheless, it became one of the most performed French operas in the world, together with Faust and Carmen. Conducted by Philippe Jordan, this new production brings back a repertoire masterpiece that has not been performed at the Paris Opera for twenty-five years. Ever sensational as a femme fatale, Anita Rachvelishvili plays the murderous Priestess in a production staged by Damiano Michieletto.

Presented by Rising Alternative.

Due to the technical problems we have been having with our opera server, tickets to opera screenings will only be available for purchase from the box office the day of the screening.  We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience as we work with the company to get these issues resolved.

 

Rising Alternative     Opera de Paris

 

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Tagged: College of Arts and Sciences, Adelphi Locations, Adelphi University, Performing Arts Center, Department of Music, Garden City