Samson et Dalila by Saint-Saëns
Thursday 28th February, Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd March 2019
The Court Theatre, Tring
Aylesbury Opera presents Samson et Dalila in French (with English surtitles) with orchestra. The source of this popular opera is a single chapter in the biblical Book of Judges, and the brevity of the tale did nothing to prevent it from becoming one of the world’s great stories of passion, as well as the archetypal depiction of a man betrayed by an immoral woman. Saint-Saëns’ rich orchestration and beautiful melodies tell of the extremes of human passion, and bring the action from the ancient deserts of Gaza into universal experience. Love, lust, vengeance, betrayal, fear, victory, and sacrifice are made visceral in this timeless opera.