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Palestine, 1150 B.C. In a square in Gaza, a group of Hebrews beg Jehovah for relief from their bondage to the Philistines; Samson, their leader, rebukes them for their lack of faith. When the Philistine commander, Abimélech, denounces the Hebrews and their God, Samson kills him and leads the Hebrews away.

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.


CAST

CONDUCTOR-Mark Elder

ALILA-līna Garanča

SAMSON-oberto Alagna

HIGH PRIEST-Laurent Naouri

BIMÉLECH-Elchin Azizov

THE OLD HEBREW-Dmitry Belosselskiy


Read more here -https://www.metopera.org/Season/2018-19-season/sam...

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Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts
101 Maple Street
Manistee, MI 49660
(231) 398-9770
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Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts


101 Maple Street
Manistee, MI 49660
(231) 398-9770

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