Saturday, 16 October 2010

Looking forward to Karlsruhe and Samson et Dalila

On October 30th I will be in Karlsruhe to see Samson et Dalila with José Cura. Regie is also by José Cura. How will that be? I know that Señor Cura has some special ideas about Samson. And certainly if you read the full Samson story in the Bible then he is not such a wonderful hero as he is in Saint-Saëns' opera.

The Holy Bible: King James Version. 2000.

If we think of the Israelites and the Philistine without all that history as think of them like we think nations like Norwegians and Swedes would a man like Samson be a hero and would Dalila be such a villain to us. Just think... But it is hard to forget History and to lose Bias.

Westfälische Nachrichten has a review of the new Samson et Dalila is Karlruhe: Beifall für mitreißende Saint-Saens Oper. On Friday night he was celebrating at the Karlsruhe stage as a hero, director and set designer. The review sounds promising. Modern but not too modern. A timeless production. I have great hopes.

On the website of Karlsruhe Staatstheater there are more photos from the new Samson et Dalila. 

For more reviews from my travels, see

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