Friday, 20 January 2017

“Samson et Dalila” – the world recognized masterpiece by Camille Saint-Saëns, the second work on the stage of Sofia Opera and Ballet of the well-known producer – the Argentinian-born Hugo de Ana, will be staged again on 27, 28 and 29 January.
In 2013 De Ana produced “Aida”, which was welcomed with admiration by the audience and the critique in Sofia. A year after its premiere in the theatre, we will see again Hugo de Ana’s interpretation of the famous story of the impossible love between the Jew Samson and the Philistine Dalila.
“Samson et Dalila” was produced for the first time in Bulgaria 82 years ago – on 27 February 1924. The production wasn’t off the theatre’s playbill during three years, at that Stefan Makedonski dressed the costume of his legendary character more than 50 times!
For the interesting production by Hugo de Ana is attracted a really star cast from guest-performers and native soloists. As Dalila you will have the chance to see the living in Vienna brilliant Bulgarian performer Nadia Krasteva. She triumphs in that role at San Diego Theatre, the USA, in 2013. One more participant will present herself in the main role – Tsveta Sarambelieva. Three are also the performers of Samson – the Romanian tenor Daniel Magdal, who makes his debut in Sofia in this role as well as the Bulgarian Kostadin Andreev. Biser Georgiev a leading soloist of The Sofia Opera, and Svilen Nikolov and Vesselin Mihaylov are among the other participants.
Conductor is Yurie Florea. Hugo de Ana is Set and Costume Designer in the production, Choreography Leda Lojodice, Light Designer Vinicio Cheli, Multimedia Designer Lora Runevska and Chorus Master Violeta Dimitrova.

“Samson et Dalila” will be presented only 3 times during this season – on 27, 28 and 29 January.

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