Rembrandt: The Blinding of Samson (1636)
A Samson With Vocal Willpower and Dramatic Flair
By ANTHONY TOMMASINI [NY Times, 23 Feb 05]
Though a sizable contingent of opera connoisseurs and critics have long considered Saint-Saens’ “Samson et Dalila” a musically tepid melodrama, this 1877 opera has been an enduring favorite with audiences. It’s not hard to understand why.
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