Camille Saint-Saëns

Samson et Dalila

Sep 24 - Mar 28 Subscribe Now

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

Read Synopsis
  • Sung In
  • French
  • Met Titles In
  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • Estimated Run Time
  • 3 hrs 4 mins
  • House Opens
  • Act I 46 mins
  • Intermission 30 mins
  • Act II 42 mins
  • Intermission 30 mins
  • Act III 36 mins
  • Opera Ends
New Production Sep 24 - Mar 28 Subscribe Now

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Creators

Production Darko Tresnjak

Set Designer Alexander Dodge

Costume Designer Linda J. Cho

Lighting Designer Donald Holder

Choreographer Austin McCormick

Camille Saint-Saëns

Composer

Camille Saint-Saëns