SAMSON ET DALILA

Samson et Dalila is a grand opera in three acts and four scenes by Camille Saint-Saëns to a French libretto by Ferdinand Lemaire. It was first performed in Weimar at the Grossherzogliches (Grand Ducal) Theater (now the Staatskapelle Weimar) on 2 December 1877 in a German translation.
The opera is based on the Biblical tale of Samson and Delilah found in Chapter 16 of the Book of Judges in the Old Testament. It is the only opera by Saint-Saëns that is regularly performed.

  • ansseau-fernand-as-samson
    Ansseau, Fernand as Samson
    Belgian tenor (1890-1972)
  • battaglia-francesco-as-samson
    Battaglia, Francesco as Samson
    Italian tenor (1898-1968)
  • brema-marie-as-dalila
    Brema, Marie as Dalila
    English mezzo-soprano (1856-1925)
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    Cassilly, Richard as Samson
    American tenor (1927-1998)
  • de-groote-maurice-as-an-old-hebrew
    De Groote, Maurice as an Old hebrew
    Belgian bass-baritone (1910-1994)
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    Gerville-Reache, Jeanne as Dalila
    French Alto (1882-1915)
  • gorr-rita-as-dalila
    Gorr, Rita as Dalila
    Belgian mezzo-soprano (1926-2012)
  • huberty-albert-as-an-old-hebrew
    Huberty, Albert as an Old Hebrew
    Belgian bass-baritone (1881-1955)
  • kirkbylunnlouise-as-dalila
    Kirkby-Lunn, Louise as Dalila
    British mezzo soprano(1873-1930)
  • lefort-suzanne-as-dalila
    Lefort, Suzanne as Dalila
    French mezzo (1919-1977)
  • nascimbene-francesco-as-gran-sacerdote
    Nascimbene, Francesco as Gran Sacerdote
    Italian baritone (1901-1973)
  • pauwels-dorine-as-dalila
    Pauwels, Dorine as Dalila
    Belgian soprano (1900-1970)
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    Lazzari, Carolina as Dalila
    American mezzo soprano(1891-1946)
  • samson-et-dalila-charles-cahier-as-dalila
    Cahier, Charles as Dalila
    American mezzo soprano(1870-1951)
  • samson-et-dalila-charles-dalmores-as-samson
    Dalmorés, Charles as Samson
    French Tenor (1871-1939)
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    Baronti, Duilio as Abimelech
    Italian bass (1904-1998)
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    Merli, Francesco as Samson
    Italian tenor (1887-1976)
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    Dufranne, Hector as the High Priest
    Belgian baritone (1879-1951)
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    Gordon, Jeanne as Dalila
    Canadian mezzo soprano (1893-1952)
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    Delna, Marie as Dalila
    French mezzo soprano (1875-1932)
  • samson-et-dalila-mario-del-monaco-as-samson
    del Monaco, Mario as Samson
    Italian tenor (1915-1982)
  • samson-et-dalila-rise-stevens-as-dalila
    Stevens, Risë as Dalila
    American mezzo soprano (1913-2013)
  • swolfs-laurent-as-samson
    Swolfs, Laurent as Samson
    Belgian tenor (1868-1954)
  • thill-georges-as-samson001
    Thill, Georges as Samson
    French tenor (1897-1994)
  • thornton-edna-as-dalila
    Thornton, Edna as Dalila
    British mezzo soprano (1875-1964)
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