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Samson et Dalila (Feb. 28, 1998)

Composer: Camille Saint-Saëns
Librettist: Ferdinand Lemaire

Slatkin; Graves, Domingo, Leiferkus

Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Chorus and Ballet

Approximate running time: 2 hrs. 4 min.

Plácido Domingo (Samson) and Denyce Graves (Dalila) give a searing demonstration of “onstage chemistry.” Certainly no one could possibly doubt that this Samson and Dalila were fated to be together, regardless of all the obstacles put in their way. Graves’s sultry, come-hither voice perfectly complements Domingo’s honeyed tenor. With Sergei Leiferkus’s authoritative High Priest.