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Feb. 15 2019

03/23/19 – Samson et Dalila – 1pm

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The Metropolitan Opera

CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS
Samson et Dalila

  • ESTIMATED RUN TIME: 3 HRS  20 MINS, 2 intermissions
  • SUNG IN FRENCH
  • photo credit: Ken Howard / Met Opera

When mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča and tenor Roberto Alagna joined forces for a new production of Carmen at the Met, the results were electrifying. Now this star duo reunites for another sensual French opera when they open the season in the title roles of Saint-Saëns’s biblical epic Samson et Dalila. Darko Tresnjak, who won a Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical in 2014 for A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, makes his Met debut directing a vivid, seductive staging, featuring a monumental setting for the last-act Temple of Dagon, where the hero crushes his Philistine enemies. Sir Mark Elder conducts the first new Met production of the work in 20 years.

You can download performance programs, read the opera synopsis and watch performance videos at: https://www.metopera.org/Season/Radio/Saturday-Matinee-Broadcasts/

CAST

Headshot of Mark Elder

CONDUCTOR

Sir Mark Elder

Headshot of Anita Rachvelishvili

DALILA

Anita Rachvelishvili

Headshot of Aleksandrs Antonenko

SAMSON

Aleksandrs Antonenko

Headshot of Laurent Naouri

HIGH PRIEST

Laurent Naouri

Headshot of Tomasz Konieczny

ABIMÉLECH

Tomasz Konieczny

Headshot of Günther Groissböck

THE OLD HEBREW

Günther Groissböck

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