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Samson et Dalila

Author: Ferdinand LemaireElijah MoshinskyJohn VernonShirley VerrettJon VickersAll authors
Publisher: West Long Branch, NJ : Kultur, [2005]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : FrenchView all editions and formats
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Saint-Saens' Samson et Dalila has all the ingredients for popular success. The subject, based on Chapter 16 of the Book of Judges, is well known and lends itself to spectacular presentation.
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Genre/Form: Filmed operas
Music videos
Drama
Named Person: Samson, (Biblical judge); Delilah, (Biblical figure)
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Ferdinand Lemaire; Elijah Moshinsky; John Vernon; Shirley Verrett; Jon Vickers; Jonathan Summers; John Tomlinson; Maldwyn Davies; Matthew Best; John Dobson; Gwynne Howell; Colin Davis; Sidney Nolan; Camille Saint-Saëns; NVC Arts (Firm); British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.; Royal Opera House (London, England); Kultur International Films.
ISBN: 0769780253 9780769780252
OCLC Number: 63269143
Language Note: Sung in French, with English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, and Japanese subtitles.
Credits: Directed for video by John Vernon ; designer, Sidney Nolan ; cameraman, Alastair Mitchell.
Performer(s): Shirley Verrett (Dalila) ; Jon Vickers (Samson) ; Jonathan Summers (High priest of Dagon) ; John Tomlinson (Abimelech) ; Maldwyn Davies (First Philistine) ; Matthew Best (Second Philistine) ; John Dobson (Messenger) ; Gwynne Howell (Ancient Hebrew) ; the Royal Opera Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House ; Colin Davis, conductor.
Event notes: Recorded in performance at Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Oct. 6, 1981.
Description: 1 videodisc (134 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; soundtrack in Dolby Digital 2.0; full screen; aspect ratio 4:3; NTSC; region 1.
Responsibility: music by Camille Saint-Saëns ; libretto by Ferdinand Lemaire ; producer, Elijah Moshinsky ; produced by BBC TV in association with NVC Arts.

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Saint-Saens' Samson et Dalila has all the ingredients for popular success. The subject, based on Chapter 16 of the Book of Judges, is well known and lends itself to spectacular presentation.

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