Camille Saint-Saëns

Samson et Dalila

Upcoming Performances

Monday

Sep 24 at 6 PM

Friday

Sep 28 at 7:30 PM

Monday

Oct 1 at 7:30 PM

Tuesday

Oct 9 at 7:30 PM

Overview

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.

Languages

Languages sung in Samson et Dalila

Sung In

French

Titles

Title languages displayed for Samson et Dalila

Met Titles In

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish

Timeline

Timeline for the show, Samson et Dalila

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

Photos & Videos

Creators

PRODUCTION

Darko Tresnjak

SET DESIGNER

Alexander Dodge

COSTUME DESIGNER

Linda Cho

LIGHTING DESIGNER

Donald Holder

CHOREOGRAPHER

Austin McCormick

Headshot of Camille Saint-Saëns

Composer

Camille Saint-Saëns