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From Genesis to Judges, there's hardly a story in the books of the Old Testament which hasn't inspired an opera or oratorio, or a verse that hasn't been set to music. Here are 10 to get to know better.
Based on Chapter 16 of the Book of Judges, Samson et Dalila is the only opera by Saint-Saëns that is regularly performed. Two of Dalila's arias are particularly well known: "Printemps qui commence" and "Mon cœur s'ouvre à ta voix" ("Softly awakes my heart").
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