In case of bad weather, the performance is postponed to the following day.
MUSIC DIRECTOR Yves Abel
STAG’ING Jean-Louis Grinda
SCENERY AND COSTUMES Agostino Arrivabene
COSTUMES (follow-up) Françoise Raybaud
LIGHTING Laurent Castaingt
CHOREOGRAPHY Eugénie Andrin
DALILAH Marie-Nicole Lemieux
SAMSON Roberto Alagna
ABIMELECH, SATRAP OF GAZA Julien Véronèse
A PHILISTINE MESSENGER Christophe Berry
AN OLD HEBREW Nicolas Cavallier
FIRST PHILISTINE Marc Larcher
SECOND PHILISTINE Frédéric Caton
Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France
Choirs of the Grand Avignon and Monte-Carlo Operas
Ballet companies of the Grand Avignon and Metz Operas
co-produced with the Monte-Carlo Opera
Opera in 3 acts and 4 scenes
Music by Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
Libretto by Ferdinand Lemaire
Created at the Weimar Grand Ducal Theatre on 2 December 1877
On a biblical theme yet with barely hidden eroticism, Samson et Dalila allows Camille Saint-Saëns to offer audiences a grand opera that is spectacular while also intimate when it comes to seduction or remorse. Add to this the choir, mighty and generous, which is a character of its own. And on top of that the ballet, whose music no doubt is one of the most successful in the history of opera! Roberto Alagna, Marie-Nicole Lemieux and Ludovic Tézier will be the heroes of a performance that no one will want to miss!
This performance is given as part of the ‘Festival dans les théâtres antiques de Méditerranée’, of which the Chorégies d’Orange are a founding member, an initiative of the Summit of the Two Shores.