Wednesday, February 4, 2009

One of the better things I've ever seen/heard

Want to cry?

Indulge yourself in watching this video of opera diva Jessye Norman performing the aria "Mon coeur s'ouvre a ta voix" from Saint-Saëns's Samson et Delila at Avery Fisher Hall in 1994. In this aria, Delilah attempts to seduce Samson.

I don't understand, then, why she sings a song so beautiful that it would bring him to tears...

Rita Gorr, Jon Vickers, Etc.; Georges Prêtre: Opéra De Paris - Mon Coeur S'Ouvre À Ta Voix from Samson et Delila, first performed in 1877

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