Samson et Dalila

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Samson et Dalila, otherwise known as Samson and Delilah, is a new production from September 24, 2018 to March 28, 2019 starring mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča and tenor Roberto Alagna. The pair, who also starred together in a new production of Carmen at the Met, play the title roles in a French opera directed by Tony Award winning director Darko Tresnjak and conducted by Mark Elder. A three act opera by Camille Saint-Saëns, it first premiered in Weimer in December 1877. Set in Palestine in 1150 BC, it follows the biblical story of Samson, who is tempted to reveal the secret of his immense strength by the treacherous Dalila.
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Samson et Dalila – season 2018-2019

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.

Production a gift of the Gramma Fisher Foundation, Marshalltown, Iowa, and H.M. Agnes Hsu-Tang, PhD. and Oscar Tang

Additional funding from The Walter and Leonore Annenberg Endowment Fund, and William R. Miller. [1]

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