Saturday, February 24, 2007
Opera: Samson and Delilah
My parents gave us their tickets to the opera last night. The Friday night performance starts at 8pm (with a 7pm pre-opera lecture.) Perhaps we didn't bling-bling it enough. But we were dressed up enough for the balcony...
From the SD Opera description:
International superstar Denyce Graves makes her dazzling San Diego Opera debut as the biblical seductress Delilah, joined by a magnificent Samson direct from the Metropolitan Opera – celebrated tenor Clifton Forbis.
They’ll sing you the Bible’s passionate story of the Philistine temptress who pits her wiles, and her sex, against the superhuman strength of the mighty Hebrew warrior. Shearing his hair, she steals his strength and triumphs in her battle – only to lose the war as he brings the pillars of her world crashing down upon them in the spectacular finale.
The music moves expressively from the sounds of romantic love to an erotic pagan bacchanal, painting a stunning picture of the ancient world. Add our superstar cast along with lavish sets & costumes and you have a taste of the exotic, the erotic and the primitive. An opera of biblical proportions.