Tony Award–winning director Darko Tresnjak gives Saint-Saëns’s biblical epic its first new Met production in 20 years. Blessed with immense physical strength, Hebrew leader Samson is sworn to defend his people and his faith from the Philistines. Though his body is strong, his heart is tender. When the Philistine Dalila sets out to seduce him, he is powerless to resist. The beautiful aria ‘Mon coeur s’ouvre à ta voix’ marks the climax of his seduction – and his betrayal. Imprisoned, blinded and humiliated, how can Samson atone for his folly?
The Byre Theatre presents encore screenings in HD from the Metropolitan Opera in New York City. Soprano Elīna Garanča and tenor Roberto Alagna sing the title roles, with Sir Mark Elder conducting.
Admission: £18.50, £17.50 for students, £14.50 for children.