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Lemaire, Ferdinand

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Works: 47 works in 320 publications in 8 languages and 7,221 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Drama  Librettos  Vocal scores  Televised performances  Filmed performances  Music videos  Nonfiction television programs  Live sound recordings  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Librettist, Author, 1bt, Other, Adapter
Classifications: M1500.S25, 782.1
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Most widely held works by Ferdinand Lemaire
Samson et Dalila by Camille Saint-Saëns( )

70 editions published between 1946 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 2,268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mezzo-soprano Gertrud Wettergren is the legendary biblical temptress whose ensnares the strongest man in the world, Samson, only to leave him a helpless prisoner of his enemies. Belgian tenor René Maison blends superb French style with virile intensity to make this hero a truly tragic figure. The great singing actor Ezio Pinza brings dramatic depth to role of the High Priest of Dagon
Samson et Dalila by Camille Saint-Saëns( )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 1,231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A newly translated Libretto featuring foreign language/English side-by-side, and music examples interspersed throughout the text
Samson and Delilah : opera in three acts by Camille Saint-Saëns( )

19 editions published between 1892 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 958 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samson and Delilah by Camille Saint-Saëns( Visual )

14 editions published between 1981 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classic story of seduction, betrayal of love and religion and the vengence of man and God
Samson and Delilah : opera in three acts by Camille Saint-Saëns( )

4 editions published between 1892 and 1964 in English and French and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samson and Delilah (French: Samson et Dalila), 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 1877 in 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" 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
Samson et Dalila by Camille Saint-Saëns( Recording )

2 editions published in 1992 in No Linguistic content and French and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samson et Dalila : highlights by Camille Saint-Saëns( )

4 editions published between 1964 and 1990 in French and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samson et Dalila by Camille Saint-Saëns( Visual )

19 editions published between 1981 and 2006 in French and English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saint-Saens' Samson et Dalila has all the ingredients for popular success. The subject, based on Chapter 16 of the Book of Judges, is well known and lends itself to spectacular presentation
Samson & Dalila by Camille Saint-Saëns( Recording )

9 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samson et Dalila : opéra en 3 actes et 4 tableaux by Camille Saint-Saëns( )

46 editions published between 1876 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samson et Dalila by Camille Saint-Saëns( )

6 editions published between 1877 and 1998 in French and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samson et Dalila by Camille Saint-Saëns( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in French and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presentation of the Metropolitan Opera performance from the opening night of the 1998-99 season
Samson et Dalila : opéra en trois actes by Camille Saint-Saëns( )

26 editions published between 1876 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samson et Dalila : opéra en trois actes (quatre tableaux) by Camille Saint-Saëns( Recording )

8 editions published between 1979 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samson and Delilah : [opera in three acts] by Camille Saint-Saëns( Recording )

1 edition published in 1975 in French and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samson und Dalila : Oper in drei Akten (vier Bilder) by Camille Saint-Saëns( )

6 editions published between 1900 and 1907 in German and French and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sansone e Dalila : opera in tre atti by Camille Saint-Saëns( Book )

16 editions published between 1892 and 1946 in Italian and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samson et Dalila : an opera in three acts by Camille Saint-Saëns( Visual )

3 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in French and Undetermined and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Samson et Dalila : opera in three acts by Camille Saint-Saëns( Book )

9 editions published between 1963 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samson et Dalila by Camille Saint-Saëns( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in French and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saint-Saën's opera reinterpreted to reflect the polictics of the Middle East today
 
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