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Metropolitan Opera: Saint-Saëns’s Samson et Dalila

Ken Howard
Metropolitan Opera
Gregory Kunde and Anita Rachvelishvili in the title roles of Saint-Saëns's Samson et Dalila"

Airs Saturday, March 23, 2019, at 12 noon. The 2018-19 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with Samson et Dalila, Saint-Saëns’s dramatic opera based on the biblical tale of Samson and Delilah. Mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili and tenor Gregory Kunde star as the Philistine seductress and the Hebrew leader whose love and strength she betrays. Bass-baritone Laurent Naouri is the High Priest of Dagon, bass-baritone Tomasz Konieczny is the Philistine commander Abimélech, and bass Günther Groissböck is the Old Hebrew. Sir Mark Elder conducts the Met orchestra and chorus in the new production by Tony Award winner Darko Tresnjak that opened the 2018-19 season. The performance will be heard live over Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network at 12 noon CT on Saturday, March 23.