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Samson et Dalila


Raffertys Theatre


17 November - 24 November 2018

Event Type

Cinema Screening

Met Opera Season 2018 – 2019
By Camille Saint-Saëns

Tony Award–winning director Darko Tresnjak (A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder) gives Saint-Saëns’s biblical epic its first new Met production in 20 years.

Blessed with immense physical strength, Hebrew leader Samson is sworn to defend his people and his faith from the Philistines. Though his body is strong, his heart is tender. When the Philistine Dalila sets out to seduce him, he is powerless to resist. The beautiful aria Mon coeur s’ouvre à ta voix  marks the climax of his seduction and his betrayal. He reveals to Dalila the secret of his strength, and immediately, his fate is sealed. Imprisoned, blinded, and humiliated, how can Samson atone for his folly?

Captured live on stage in New York and screened at Riverside, Samson et Dalila features soprano Elīna Garanča and tenor Roberto Alagna in the title roles, with Sir Mark Elder conducting.

Classification: E – Exempt from Classification
Distributor: Sharmill Films

Dates & Times:
Saturday 17 November 2018 at 1pm
Thursday 22 November 2018 at 2pm

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Sir Mark Elder

Darko Tresnjak

Set Designer:
Alexander Dodge

Costume Designer:
Linda J. Cho

Lighting Designer:
Donald Holder

Roberto Alagna – Samson
Elīna Garanča -Dalila
Laurent Naouri – High Priest
Elchin Azizov – Abimélech
Dmitry Belosselskiy – The Old Hebrew


Met Opera Season 2018 - 2019

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Approximately 3 hours 29 minutes (Including 2 intervals)

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