Classical: Samson et Delila

Camille Saint Saens. Anna Livia Opera Festival, Gaiety Theatre, Dublin

20th September, 2008

Camille Saint Saens. Anna Livia Opera Festival, Gaiety Theatre, Dublin

Samson et Delila was originally written as an oratorio by Camille Saint Saens and, despite the composer’s best efforts, you can never quite escape that fact.

The singing is exquisitely French and the sumptuous arias flow ceaselessly. However, the act ion rarely seemed to catch up with the narrative, most of which was delivered by the lead singers and a fine chorus as...

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