Samson et Dalila

Samson et Dalila

Royal Opera House

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The Royal Opera House's superb production of Saint-Saëns' opera, Samson and Delilah, skillfully directed by the multi-Olivier Award Winner, Richard Jones.

This operatic reimagining of the timeless biblical tale of the hero Samson and his lover Delilah who violently betrays him is no easy feat. Famed director Richard Jones has taken on this complicated epic not performed at The Royal Opera House since Elijah Moshinsky’s striking 1981 production. With glitzy casino motifs and nods to 20th-century film, this ancient tale springs to life in vivid color.

Latvian mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča steals the show as the seductive Delilah, especially in her arias “Printemps qui commence” and “Mon cœur s'ouvre à ta voix.” SeokJong Baek makes his Royal Opera House debut giving a thrilling performance as the heroic Samson, and Sir Antonio Pappano conducts the full force of the Royal Opera House Orchestra.

Cast & Crew

(Composer), (Conductor), (Director), Seokjong Baek (Samson), Elīna Garančaå (Dalila), Łukasz Goliński (High Priest), Alan Pingarrón (First Philistine), Chuma Sijeqa (Second Philistine), Thando Mjandana (Messenger), Blaise Malaba (Abimélech), Goderdzi Janelidze (Samson’s Rabbi)

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