Rembrandt: The Blinding of Samson (1636)
The opera that almost wasn’t
The Charlotte Observer
Published: Sunday, January 23, 2005
Maybe Camille Saint-Saens should’ve chosen his friends more carefully. When he marshaled a singer to treat them to two arias from an opera he was working on – about the biblical tale of Samson and Delilah – they scoffed.
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