Experience The Lavish Epic Opera
The Biblical tale of Samson and Delilah comes to vivid life in Camille Saint-Saens' red-blooded opera. Composed in 1877, the thrilling work has taken its place alongside Faust and Carmen as one of the most popular operas in the French repertory. Experience the sumptuous sonic story, replete with lavish costumes, soaring arias, and grand operatic spectacle during the Washington National Opera's hotly-anticipated production this spring!
Beloved musical moments like Delilah's enchanting Mon xoeur s'ouvre a ta voix aria punctuate the complicated love story that emerges between the titular couple. Born with superhuman strength, Hebrew Samson has the power to free his oppressed people from the Philistines. But wily temptress Delilah proves to be the Philistine nation's secret weapon. After seducing Samson, she learns the source of his power, bringing him to his knees after the ultimate act of betrayal.