Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsSamson Et Dalila Opera
IN THE NEWS

Samson Et Dalila Opera

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
February 27, 1992 | CHRIS PASLES, Chris Pasles covers music and dance for The Times Orange County Edition.
France was one of the last countries to recognize the importance of Camille Saint-Saens' "Samson et Dalila," although many today consider it the quintessential French opera. Opera Pacific will continue its cycle of presenting French operas with four performances of "Samson" beginning Saturday at the Orange County Performing Arts Center.
ARTICLES BY DATE
ENTERTAINMENT
March 2, 1992 | CHRIS PASLES
If the acoustic of Segerstrom Hall apparently works to magnify the size of an opera singer's voice, modest indeed must be the voices of Jennifer Jones and John Absalom, who joined the Opera Pacific cast in the title roles of Saint-Saens' "Samson et Dalila" on Saturday. Both were singing the roles for the first time. Jones has sung with the Long Beach and Welsh national operas. Absalom is a tenor at New York City Opera. Neither can be said to have a major career yet.
Advertisement
ENTERTAINMENT
March 2, 1992 | CHRIS PASLES
If the acoustic of Segerstrom Hall apparently works to magnify the size of an opera singer's voice, modest indeed must be the voices of Jennifer Jones and John Absalom, who joined the Opera Pacific cast in the title roles of Saint-Saens' "Samson et Dalila" on Saturday. Both were singing the roles for the first time. Jones has sung with the Long Beach and Welsh national operas. Absalom is a tenor at New York City Opera. Neither can be said to have a major career yet.
NEWS
February 27, 1992 | CHRIS PASLES, Chris Pasles covers music and dance for The Times Orange County Edition.
France was one of the last countries to recognize the importance of Camille Saint-Saens' "Samson et Dalila," although many today consider it the quintessential French opera. Opera Pacific will continue its cycle of presenting French operas with four performances of "Samson" beginning Saturday at the Orange County Performing Arts Center.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 28, 1992 | MARTIN BERNHEIMER, TIMES MUSIC CRITIC
"Samson et Dalila," which Opera Pacific ventured Wednesday at the Orange County Performing Arts Center, doesn't represent an easy challenge for any company. If the old-fashioned quasi-biblical spectacle isn't re-created with dramatic conviction, the opera resembles a singing comic book. If the sentimental score isn't performed with a reasonable facsimile of elegance, the enterprise teeters on the brink of perfumed caricature. Make that cheap perfumed caricature.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 28, 1992 | MARTIN BERNHEIMER, TIMES MUSIC CRITIC
"Samson et Dalila," which Opera Pacific ventured Wednesday at the Orange County Performing Arts Center, doesn't represent an easy challenge for any company. If the old-fashioned quasi-biblical spectacle isn't re-created with dramatic conviction, the opera resembles a singing comic book. If the sentimental score isn't performed with a reasonable facsimile of elegance, the enterprise teeters on the brink of perfumed caricature. Make that cheap perfumed caricature.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 4, 1991 | CHRIS PASLES
When the curtain goes up on "Cavalleria Rusticana" and "Pagliacci" this weekend at the Orange County Performing Arts Center, you'll see the sets and costumes for the controversial productions Jean-Pierre Ponnelle created for San Francisco Opera in 1976. These are, after all, the days of rent-an-opera, in which companies around the country recycle sets, costumes, singers and, in some cases, basic staging ideas from earlier productions.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|