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Montreal, Quebec, Montréal, Canada

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Samson et Dalila: Marie-Nicole Lemieux dominates an evening of unrequited expectations

The set, designed by the team of Anick La Bissonnière and Éric Olivier Lacroix, was composed of some 20 elongated rectangular and movable panels that formed a giant inverted and angled ‘L’ upstage. From the opening of the opera, and while resting upon a racked stage, the panels displayed a series of video projections by Circo de Bakuza that created abstract atmospheres or defined and delineated physical settings and venues. None of the projections were more striking than that of a pair of naked dancers during the Act III Baccanale. Lighting effects by Éric Champoux were not always effective or accurate which added to the on-stage malaise of a none-too-dramatic music drama deprived of its very nature and purpose.

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25 January 2015bachtrack.comRichard Turp

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