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Samson et Dalila

opera in three acts

By Camille Saint-Saens

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Opera in three acts. Composed by Camille Saint-Saens (1835-1921). Edited by Andreas Jacob and Fabien Guilloux. Arranged by Karl-Heinz Muller. This edition: urtext edition. Paperback. Barenreiter Urtext. Vocal score . Baerenreiter Verlag #BA08710-90. Published by Baerenreiter Verlag (BA.BA08710-90).

Item Number: BA.BA08710-90

ISBN 9790006537891. 27 x 19 cm inches. Language: French, German. Translation: Pohl, Richard. Text: Ferdinand Lemaire.

Saint-Saens' setting of the biblical story of Samson, a hero equipped with superhuman powers, and his seduction by the Philistine Dalila is considered his magnum opus for the musical stage. It stands alongside Gounod's"Faust"and Bizet's"Carmen"among the most popular operas in the French repertoire.

Lust, hate, frailty and religious war are the ingredients of the plot. Among other things, the sensual music includes Dalila's famous arias"Mon coeur s'ouvre a ta voix"and"Printemps qui commence". The Barenreiter vocal score, newly engraved with a clear presentation, contains Richard Pohl's authentic singable translation of the libretto used at the Weimar premiere in 1877.

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