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Opera Sanson y Dalila live transmission from MET NY

Hosted by the Consul of the Mexico City Music Lovers Group
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Took place 1 month ago
Sat 20 Oct 11:55 - 15:30

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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 Protected content 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. It is the only opera by Saint-Saëns that is regularly performed. The second act love scene in Delilah's tent is one of the set pieces that define French opera. Two of Delilah's arias are particularly well known: "Printemps qui commence" (“Spring begins”) and "Mon cœur s'ouvre à ta voix" ("My heart opens itself to your voice", also known as "Softly awakes my heart"), the latter of which is one of the most popular recital pieces in the mezzo-soprano/contralto repertoire.

One hour before the performance those interested in getting this Opera interpretation for free can attend at "Lunario" where usually master "Vela" gives the Opera interpretation and then you can move to Auditorio Nacional to buy your ticket if you havent bought it yet...a few regulars from InterNations already have our season Opera ticket, so will not be possible to seat aside, but those who come last minute to buy their tickets usually buy these at first floor and I am not sure what the cost this time will be but something around Protected content in First floor.

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Ladies, girls, if this is going to be your first time, make sure you bring warm comfortable clothes, it doesnt matter if outside is hot and sunny, inside will be chilly because of air condition ok.