Samson et Dalila - Live Broadcast
Estimated Run Time 3hrs 4mins
Saint-Saëns’s biblical epic Samson et Dalila stars mezzo-soprano Elena Garanca and tenor Roberto Alagna in the title roles. The star-duo reunite for another sensual French opera this time directed by Darko Tresnjak, who won a Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical in 2014* for A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder. He makes his Met debut directing a vivid, seductive production 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.
Sung in French
The Met Opera Live in HD at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre
The Cowichan Performing Arts Centre proudly presents the new 2018-19 Met Opera season broadcast in HD from the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City. This Emmy Award-winning series broadcasts live and encore transmissions using our new Vivitek, 18-Lumen, state-of-the-art, smartek, HD projector.
All operas are sung in the original language with English subtitles. The run times listed include either one or two half hour intermissions, depending on the opera. Casting and titles are subject to change.