Samson and Delilah
Camille Saint-Saëns: Samson and Delilah (Scenes)
George Frideric Handel: Saul (Scenes)
Jihwan Kim: David and Goliath (Scenes -- 2007 World Premiere)
The new year begins with heartfelt and stirring operatic scenes of three timeless anti-heroes from the Hebrew scriptures. Experience Samson and Delilah’s lyrical beauty, sensual power and frenzied debauchery which precede Samson’s ultimate revenge as God answers his prayers for enough strength to bring the temple crashing down on his enemy. Never did Handel give such sublime voice and pathos to a nation’s grief than his oratorio, Saul, such as the moving lament over the bodies of the slain King Saul and his son, Jonathon. Kim’s world premiere David and Goliath questions whether Goliath was actually defeated by David, or he was the true selfless hero who sacrificed his life to fulfill Yaweh’s prophecy. Click here for cast details!