Virginia Opera brings “Samson and Delilah” by Camille Saint-Saëns to Richmond this weekend at the Carpenter Theatre. Performances are Friday evening (10/13) at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday afternoon (10/15) at 2:30 p.m.
The opera premiered in Weimar in 1877 and dramatizes the well-known biblical story thrusting the Israelite warrior into the arms of the Philistine seductress who ultimately betrays him. It includes the famous “Bacchanale” of the pleasure-loving Philistines.
Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor Adam Turner presents some musical excerpts as we chat about what you will hear this weekend!
Yours in good music,
Classical Music Host, 88.9 WCVE