The Metropolitan Opera: Samson et Dalila
Run Time: 213 Minutes
Samson et Dalila, otherwise known as Samson and Delilah, is a new production from September 24 to March 28, 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.