“Samson and Delilah” by Camille Saint-Saëns (premiered 12.2.1877)

Opera, Blood, and Tears presents Samson and Delilah (by Camille Saint-Saëns)December w at 11:55pm ESTon Clubhouse Composer: Camille Saint-Saëns Librettist: Ferdinand Lemaire ACT I Gaza, 1150 B.C. In a square in Gaza, a group of Hebrews beg Jehovah for relief from their bondage to the Philistines; Samson, their leader, rebukes them for their lack of… Continue reading “Samson and Delilah” by Camille Saint-Saëns (premiered 12.2.1877)

The Life You Give: Maria Callas *1923

Photo: Houston Rogers Maria Callas, original name Maria Cecilia Sophia Anna Kalogeropoulos, born December 2, 1923, New York, New York, was an American-born Greek operatic soprano who revived classical coloratura roles in the mid-20th century with her lyrical and dramatic versatility. Callas was the daughter of Greek immigrants and early developed an interest in singing.… Continue reading The Life You Give: Maria Callas *1923