Release date: October 20th, 2018
Run time: 3 hr. 30 min.
Direction: Darko Tresnyak
Synopsis: Fathom Events and the Metropolitan Opera present a broadcast of Saint-Saëns's Samson et Dalila, live in select cinemas nationwide on Saturday, October 20. Saint-Saëns's biblical epic stars Elina Garanca and Roberto Alagna in the title roles; the pair was last seen together by Live in HD audiences in the acclaimed 2010 transmission of Bizet's Carmen. Laurent Naouri co-stars as the High Priest, with Elchin Azizov as the Philistine King Abimélech and Dmitry Belosselskiy as the Old Hebrew. Darko Tresnjak, the Tony Award-winning director of A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder, makes his Met debut directing the first new Met production of the opera in 20 years. Sir Mark Elder conducts.