SAMSON ET DALILA, ACTE 2, OP. 47 (MON COEUR S'OUVRE A TA VOIX)

Latest update on 18/02/2014

Artist: Camille Saint-Saëns
Author: Camille Saint-Saëns/Ferdinand Lemaire
Year: 1870

Seven years before his opera of the same name. Performed by the author during a private performance shortly before the Franco-Prussian war broke out. The public disapproved the Biblical context.

Covers:

1877:

Auguste von Müller [the original Dalila at the opera's first staging in Weimar; German version (as Mein Herz erschliesset sich bei dem Klang deiner Stimme)]

1890:

Carlotta Bossi [first French version]

1905:

Ernestine Schumann-Heink [in German; one of the recordings in the Urnes de l'Opéra (EMI Classics)]

1908:

Suzanne Brohly [also part of the Urnes de l'Opéra]

1909:

Louise Homer [for Victor]

1910:

Marie Delna [on Edison Blue Amberol]

1922:

Paul Whiteman [as Oriental]

1947:

Herb Jeffries [as When I Write My Song]

1952:

Steve Lawrence [as Mine And Mine Alone]

1954:

Jerry Vale [as Go]

1960:

Jackie Wilson [as Night]

1994:

Malcolm McLaren [featuring Catherine Deneuve in Paris Paris]

Jackie Wilson was influenced by Mario Lanza, occasionally venturing into opera territory himself (see: Alone At Last), long as the B-side was out-and-out rhythm 'n blues.

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