Greenbrier Valley Theatre (GVT), in partnership with the Met: Live in HD, presents Camille Saint-Saëns’s Samson et Dalila.
This seductive masterpiece will stream live Oct. 20 at 12:55 p.m. The simulcast will run approximately three hours and 30 minutes with two intermissions. Dr. James Caplinger, from the University of Charleston, will give a complimentary lecture beginning at 12:15 p.m.
Tickets are $18 for general adult admission, $14 for seniors (60+) and $10 for children/students. For more information, call the GVT Box Office at 304-645-3838 or visit www.gvtheatre.org.
This production of spurned love and brutal betrayal stars Elīna Garanča as the seductive Dalila and Roberto Alagna as Samson, the leader of the Israelites. Performing alongside them is Laurent Naouri as the high priest of Dagon and Dmitry Belosselskiy as the Old Hebrew. Sir Mark Elder will conduct this moving and ornate production.
“Demands big sets, big voices, a crowd of singers, a corps of dancers, and unlimited quantities of glitter. The Met supplied them all without apparently breaking a sweat.” —New York magazine
Saint-Saëns’s world-renowned retelling of the biblical tale premiered at Grand Ducal Theater, in Weimar, Germany, in 1877 and premiered at the Met in 1895. It’s first production at the Met Francesco Tamagno and Eugenia Mantelli in the title roles. Other renowned performers include Olga Borodina and Denyce Graves as Dalila, and Plácido Domingo as Samson.
This program is presented with financial assistance from the West Virginia Division of Arts, Culture & History, and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts.