Hamburg Philharmonic State Orchestra / Garanča / Baek / Silins / Nagano

Prokofiev: Suites from the ballet »Romeo and Juliet« / Saint-Saëns: Act II from »Samson et Dalila«

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This concert has already taken place! 19.80 | 51.70 | 69.30 | 88 | 107.80
Elīna Garanča
Elīna Garanča © Deutsche Grammophon
Egils Silins
Egils Silins

And what love can do, that dares love attempt

This concert is a symbolic gift from the Hamburg Philharmonic State Orchestra, in gratitude to Klaus-Michael Kühne and his Kühne Foundation for their generous sponsorship. Guests taking to the stage for this special occasion are the star vocalist Elīna Garanča, with SeokJong Baek at her side. Under the baton of General Music Director Kent Nagano, they present an emotionally charged and deeply dramatic programme together with the Hamburg Philharmonic State Orchestra. Ranging from highlight excerpts from Prokofiev’s ballet »Romeo and Juliet«, which the composer himself turned into three orchestral suites, to the centrepiece of the opera »Samson et Dalila«.

Based on a biblical tales, Saint-Saëns’s music tells of the resistance of the Hebrew slaves who, under their leader Samson, rebel against the Philistines. A well-kept secret protects Samson’s strength – until Dalila temptingly snatches it away from him. Here, too, Shakespeare’s prophecy in Romeo and Juliet comes true with the crashing of thunder: »And what love can do, that dares love attempt« – even the greatest betrayal.


Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg

Elīna Garanča Dalila

SeokJong Baek Samson

Egils Silins baritone

conductor Kent Nagano


Sergej Prokofjew
Suiten aus dem Ballett »Romeo und Julia« op. 64

– Interval –

Camille Saint-Saëns
Act II from »Samson et Dalila«, Op. 47

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Promoter: Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg

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