Black and White
Saint-Saëns' 'Samson et Dalila'
as envisaged by La Fura dels Baus,
enjoyed by GIUSEPPE PENNISI
Camille Saint-Saëns' Samson et Dalila is back in Rome after nearly fifty years. I couldn't miss the 5 April 2013 opening night. Samson is the most popular of the composer's six stage works, even though it was initially conceived as a Church oratorio; Parisian bishoprics might have been quite tolerant at that time because, in the midst of prayers and invocations to God Almighty, the second part of the score is overtly sensual and in the third, there is a wild bacchanal with human sacrifices to a cruel pagan divinity. Briefly, Samson took a long time to reach Paris...
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