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Samson et Dalila

Any time Plácido Domingo sings the demanding role of Samson is a gala occasion, but this time was even more special: the performance opened the Met’s 1998-99 season and honored the great tenor on the 30th anniversary of his Met debut. With James Levine bringing out all the color in Saint-Saëns's exotic score, the rest of the cast rose to the occasion. Olga Borodina’s sultry Dalila is matched to Domingo’s searing portrayal of Samson. The cast is rounded out by Sergei Leiferkus, René Pape, and Richard Paul Fink.

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Performance Info

Performance Date
Sep 28, 1998
Composer
Camille Saint-Saëns
Librettist
Ferdinand Lemaire
Run Time
2 HRS 28 MIN
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Chorus and Ballet
Cast & Creative
Conductor
James Levine
Dalila
Olga Borodina
Samson
Plácido Domingo
High Priest
Sergei Leiferkus
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