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Saint-Saëns

Samson et Dalila

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In his final Met performance, the great Jon Vickers as Samson leads a superb cast in Saint-Saëns’s romantic retelling of this biblical story. He stars opposite Marilyn Horne, who delivers a captivating portrayal of the temptress Dalila. Louis Quilico is the High Priest of Dagon, Terry Cook is the Philistine leader Abimélech, and John Macurdy sings the Old Hebrew. French maestro Jean Fournet conducts.

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Performance Info

Performance Date

Apr 18, 1987

Composer

Camille Saint-Saëns

Librettist

Ferdinand Lemaire

Run Time

2 HRS 09 MIN

Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus