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This gorgeous jeweled scimitar was curated especially for The Met Opera’s production of Samson and Delilah. It features a sculpted handle of amethyst and chalk red rhinestones, with a beautiful curved blade of tanzanite and scarlet rhinestones. 24K gold plated.
A Met Opera Exclusive
- 24K gold-plated brass
- AAA quality rhinestones, amethyst, tanzanite
- 2” W x 5.5” L
- Use soft damp cloth for cleaning
- Store in soft material or tissue when not in use
- Signed: MOANS for the Met Opera
- Made in the USA
Samson et Dalila
Camille Saint-Saëns’s sensual French opera, Samson et Dalila, is based on the Book of Judges in the Old Testament. Set around 1150 BC, it takes place in the city of Gaza, a capital of ancient Philistia and the foothill country leading to Jerusalem.
Portions of the opera, including Dalila’s seduction aria “Mon coeur s’ouvre à ta voix” and the ballet sequence in the final act—the Bacchanale—are known well beyond the opera house.
This three-act grand opera was first performed in Weimar at the Grossherzogliches (Grand Ducal) Theater on December 2, 1877. Later the Met revived the work in its 1915/1916 season with Margarete Matzenauer as Delilah and Enrico Caruso as Samson.
The production returned to the Met in its 2018–19 season.
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