Camille Saint-Saëns: Samson et Dalila
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10 works of classical music inspired by the Old Testament
3. Camille Saint-Saëns: Samson et Dalila
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").