4 episodes

Composed by Camille Saint-Saëns
Libretto by Ferdinand Lemaire
Victorious in battle, but unable to resist the wiles of the alluring Dalila, Samson reveals the secret of his superhuman strength in this biblical story of sex, seduction, deception, oppression, and divine vengeance.
Last Performed at WNO: May 14, 17, 20, 23, 29m, June 1, 4m, 2005
Kennedy Center Opera House
Sung in French with English supertitles
Washington National Opera Revival
Samson: Carl Tanner
Abimelech: Kyle Ketelsen†
High Priest of Dagon: Alan Held
First Philistine: Byron Jones*
Old Hebrew: Gregory Reinhart*/Benjamin von Atrops*‡
Dalila: Olga Borodina*
Conductor: Giovanni Reggioli/Plácido Domingo
Production: Giancarlo del Monaco
Stage Director: Peter McClintock
* Washington National Opera Debut
‡ Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist
± Former Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist
† Operalia Winner
Samson et Dalila photo by Karin Cooper for Washington National Opera.

Samson et Dalila - Tracks Washington National Opera

    • Podcasts

Composed by Camille Saint-Saëns
Libretto by Ferdinand Lemaire
Victorious in battle, but unable to resist the wiles of the alluring Dalila, Samson reveals the secret of his superhuman strength in this biblical story of sex, seduction, deception, oppression, and divine vengeance.
Last Performed at WNO: May 14, 17, 20, 23, 29m, June 1, 4m, 2005
Kennedy Center Opera House
Sung in French with English supertitles
Washington National Opera Revival
Samson: Carl Tanner
Abimelech: Kyle Ketelsen†
High Priest of Dagon: Alan Held
First Philistine: Byron Jones*
Old Hebrew: Gregory Reinhart*/Benjamin von Atrops*‡
Dalila: Olga Borodina*
Conductor: Giovanni Reggioli/Plácido Domingo
Production: Giancarlo del Monaco
Stage Director: Peter McClintock
* Washington National Opera Debut
‡ Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist
± Former Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist
† Operalia Winner
Samson et Dalila photo by Karin Cooper for Washington National Opera.

Top Podcasts In Podcasts

More by Washington National Opera