Samson et Dalila: Spaces & matters

Samson et Dalila: Spaces & matters

by the Paris Opera Academy & ESAA Duperré

Samson et Dalila: Spaces & matters

The partnership between ESAA Duperré and Paris National Opera/Opéra-Université, was initiated during 2012-2013 season and lead to several projects one of which was A Ring in images. Works of the students in BTS Space Design were exhibited in the public areas of the Bastille Opera in 2013.

Students in BTS Space Design, DMA (Diplôme des Métiers d’art) Arts Textiles option broderie and DSAA (Diplôme supérieur en Arts appliqués), Mention Mode – Majeure Mode et Environnement have produced works based on the opera of Camille Saint-Saëns, Samson et Dalila, scheduled at the beginning of this season.

After attending several rehearsals at the Opéra Bastille et visited sets and costumes workshops, BTS Space Design students conceived eight scenographic drafts according to specific guided themes : a love story taking place in a conflict between two communities, two religions, a universal and timeless conflict and Samson and Dalila characters.

Each of the six students of DMA Arts Textiles have designed a costume from Dalila’s complex character.

One student of DSAA Mode et Environnement has designed a concept of “charnel textile”, based on Dalila’s song Mon cœur s’ouvre à ta voix.


Denis Bulot, Sandra Chaumié, Blandine Deloison, Ollivier Henry, Jean-François Hérody, Nounja Jamil, Nolwenn Nicolas.      


Alexandre Berquin, Alexandra Boursier, Léa-Luz Garcia-Chatillon, Juliette Verduzier, Etienne Maisonnial, Elisa Rey, Emma Guttridge, Titouan Le Bourvellec, Salomé Gardon, Kenza Benkhicham, Laura Kerharo, Mathilde Klimek, Luce Viot, Mathilde Romand, Laurène Mas, Antoine Sage, Esther Christensen, Sonia Das Neves, Morgane Cam, Violette Ruppin, Lou Denis-Motte, Elena Gaudin, Julie Aguila      

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