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Richard Cassilly / Robert Massard / Shirley Verrett - Saint-Saëns: Samson et Dalila flac
Title:
Saint-Saëns: Samson et Dalila
Performer:
Richard Cassilly / Robert Massard / Shirley Verrett
Style:
Opera
Duration:
02:03:07
Released:
October 20, 1998
FLAC album size:
1476 mb
MP3 album size:
1645 mb
Other formats:
MIDI AC3 DMF AUD ADX APE
Genre:
Rating:
4.1

Saint-Saëns: Samson et Dalila. Samson et Dalila, opera in 3 acts, Op. 47. 1. Act One: Dieu! Dieu d'Israël! Camille Saint-Saëns. Richard Cassilly, Robert Massard, Shirley Verrett. 2. Act One: Arrêtez, O Mes Frères! Camille Saint-Saëns. 3. Act One: Qui Donc Élève Ici La Voix? Camille Saint-Saëns.

Sensual Airy Dignified/Noble Dreamy Elegant Graceful Lush Lyrical Melodic Theatrical. History Myths & Legends Religion Romance. Saint-Saëns: Samson et Dalila.

Samson and Delilah (French: Samson et Dalila), Op. 47, 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.

Shirley Verrett (May 31, 1931 – November 5, 2010) was an African-American operatic mezzo-soprano who successfully transitioned into soprano roles, . Verrett enjoyed great fame from the late 1960s through the 1990s, particularly well known for singing the works of Verdi and Donizetti. Born into an African-American family of devout Seventh-day Adventists in New Orleans, Louisiana, Verrett was raised in Los Angeles, California.

Shirley Verrett is a very seductive Dalila in this live performance from La Scala in 1970. Richard Cassily is an excellent Samson. The supporting cast and the Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala are conducted by the legendary Georges Pretre. Indeed the cast is a dream team: a Shirley Verrett in finest form and most voluptuous voice, her lower register trenchant and her top notes coruscating, bringing enormous power and sensuality to the femme fatale Dalila. Just the occasional guttural over-emphasis when attacking notes mars her line but that is the result of her immersion in her role. Similarly, I have never heard Richard Cassilly in better voice; his bright, open, secure tenor encompasses all the demands of his heroic role and his French, as with all the principals, is excellent.

Dalila - Shirley Verrett. Le Grand Prêtre de Dagon - Robert Massard. Abimélech - Giovanni Foiani. Le Vieillard Hébreu - Leonardo Monreale. Le messager philistin - Piero De Palma. Premier philistin - Gianfranco Manganotti. Deuxième philistin - Silvio Maionica. Chorus - Covent Garden. Samson - Jon Vickers. Dalila - Shirley Verrett. Le Grand Prêtre de Dagon - Jonathan Summers. Abimélech - John Tomlinson. Le Vieillard Hébreu - Gwynne Howell. Le messager philistin - John Dobson. Premier philistin - Maldwyn Davies. Deuxième philistin - Matthew Best.

Camille Saint-Saëns, Plácido Domingo, Shirley Verrett, Wolfgang Brendel, Chorus And Orchestra Of The San Francisco Opera , Conducted By Julius Rudel, Directed For The Stage Nicolas Joel, Directed For Video By Kirk Browning. Camille Saint-Saëns, Plácido Domingo, Shirley Verrett, Wolfgang Brendel, Chorus And Orchestra Of The San Francisco Opera , Conducted By Julius Rudel, Directed For The Stage Nicolas Joel, Directed For Video By Kirk Browning - Samson Et Dalila ‎(DVD-V, RE, PAL). Arthaus Musik, Edizioni Del Prado.

Saint-Saens - Samson et Dalila, Rudel, Domingo, Verrett, San Francisco Opera. Shirley Verrett's other DVD Delilah, opposite Placido Domingo, has no shortage of merit but her teaming with Vickers is the stuff of which legends are made.

Offer, Saint-Saëns: Samson et Dalila. Committed conducting and strong visuals in Nolan's designs. Lorenz Fehenberger, Res Fischer, Fred Destal, Max Proebst, Maximilian Eibl, Kurt Messerschmidt. Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Hans Altmann.

Track List - Disc 1

Title/Composer Performer Time
Samson et Dalila, opera in 3 acts, Op. 47
1 Act One: Dieu! Dieu d'Israël! Richard Cassilly / Robert Massard / Shirley Verrett 9:42
2 Act One: Arrêtez, O Mes Frères! Richard Cassilly / Robert Massard / Shirley Verrett 5:38
3 Act One: Qui Donc Élève Ici La Voix? Richard Cassilly / Robert Massard / Shirley Verrett 4:03
4 Act One: Israël! Romps Ta Chaîne! Richard Cassilly / Robert Massard / Shirley Verrett 3:25
5 Act One: Maudite  Jamais Soit La Race Richard Cassilly / Robert Massard / Shirley Verrett 3:37
6 Act One: Hymne De Joie, Humme De Délivrance Richard Cassilly / Robert Massard / Shirley Verrett 7:05
7 Act One: Je Viens Célébrer La Victoire Richard Cassilly / Robert Massard / Shirley Verrett 5:52
8 Act One: Printemps Qui Commence Richard Cassilly / Robert Massard / Shirley Verrett 6:43
9 Act Two: Samson, Recherchant Ma Présence... Amour! Viens Aider Ma Faiblesse! Richard Cassilly / Robert Massard / Shirley Verrett 6:35
10 Act Two: J'ai Gravi La Montagne... Il Faut, Pour Assouvir Ma Haine Richard Cassilly / Robert Massard / Shirley Verrett 13:14

Track List - Disc 2

Title/Composer Performer Time
Samson et Dalila, opera in 3 acts, Op. 47
1 Act Two: En Ce Lieu, Malgré Moi, M'ont Ramené Mes Pas Richard Cassilly / Robert Massard / Shirley Verrett 9:40
2 Act Two: Mon Coeur S'ouvre À Ta Voix Richard Cassilly / Robert Massard / Shirley Verrett 11:37
3 Voic Ma Misère, Hélas! Richard Cassilly / Robert Massard / Shirley Verrett 21:28
4 Act Two: L'âme Triste Jusq'à La Mort... Lasse-Moi Prendre Ta Main Richard Cassilly / Robert Massard / Shirley Verrett 6:06
5 Gloire À Dagon Vainqueur! Richard Cassilly / Robert Massard / Shirley Verrett 6:56
6 Act Two: Souivens-Toi De Ton Serviteur Richard Cassilly / Robert Massard / Shirley Verrett 1:26

Credits

Richard Cassilly - Primary Artist, Tenor (Vocal)
Giovanni Foiani - Bass (Vocal)
La Scala Theater Chorus - Choir/Chorus
La Scala Theater Orchestra - Orchestra
Ferdinand Lemaire - Librettist
Silvio Maionica - Vocals
Gianfranco Manganotti - Vocals
Robert Massard - Baritone (Vocal), Primary Artist
Leonardo Monreale - Bass (Vocal)
Piero de Palma - Tenor (Vocal)
Bill Parker - Liner Notes
Georges Prêtre - Conductor
Shirley Verrett - Mezzo-Soprano (Vocal), Primary Artist