Valery Gergiev conducts Samson et Dalila by Saint-Säens at the Mariinsky Theatre

Samson et Dalila, opera in three acts by Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921); Libretto by Ferdinand Lemaire. First performance in Weimar, Grossherzogliches Theater, 2 December 1877; Mariinski Theatre Orchestra & Chorus, Valery Gergiev (Conductor); Andrei Petrenko (Chorus Master); Yannis Kokkos (Stage Director, Sets); Yannis Kokkos, Paola Mariani (Costumes), Anne Blancard (Dramaturgy), Michael Bauer (Lighting), Maxim Petrov (Choreography), Eric Duranteau (Video); Ekaterina Semenchuk (Dalila); Gregory Kunde (Samson); Roman Burdenko (Le Grand Pretre de Dagon); Mikhail Petrenko (Abimélech); Recorded on 25 Mai & 2 June 2016 at the Mariinsky (Saint Petersburg); Directed by Louise Narboni (132 min)