Tony Award–winning director Darko Tresnjak gives Saint-Saëns’s biblical epic its first new Met production in twenty 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, though. 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? Soprano Elīna Garanča and tenor Roberto Alagna sing the title roles, with Sir Mark Elder conducting.
Conductor: Sir Mark Elder |Production: Darko Tresnjak |Set Designer: Alexander Dodge
Costume Designer: Linda J. Cho |Lighting Designer: Donald Holder
Cast: Samson (Roberto Alagna), Dalila (Elina Garanca), High Priest (Laurent Naouri), Abimélech (Elchin Azizov), The Old Hebrew (Dmitry Belosselskiy)
Approx. runtime: 3:29 [2 Intermissions]
Luna Leederville: Screening Sat 10 Nov & Sun 11 Nov at 11.00am
Luna on SX: Screening Sat 10 Nov & Sun 11 Nov at 1:00pm