Old flames might be easier to rekindle and in the case of Samson, his fire for the Philistine priestess Delilah will lead him to dwell in a blinding earthly hell for giving in, to sin. The strong and ardent Hebrew hero hears the wiles of the temptress, but Delilah is out to conquer more than Samson’s heart; she is out to render him powerless of his divine strength. Camille Saint-Saëns’ mid-19th century French Romanticist biblical opera returns with a monumental cast, a lush and sensual instrumentation and epic sets enlaced in a splendor of color; a trinity of pure divinity. God is between Heaven and here but love can conquer, or destroy, everything in its kingdom.
February 16th, 19th, 22nd & 24th