Met Opera Live in HD Program to present ‘Samson et Dalila’ on Oct. 20
This is the second of five operas Grinnell College will stream live during fall semester
GRINNELL, Iowa — Grinnell College will present a live stream of the Metropolitan Opera’s new production of the biblical epic, “Samson et Dalila,” by French composer Camille Saint-Saëns on Saturday, Oct. 20, as part of the Met’s 2018-19 Live in HD season.
When mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča and tenor Roberto Alagna joined forces for a new production of “Carmen” at the Met,
reviewers described the results as electrifying. Now this star duo reunites for another sensual French opera when they play the title roles in Camille Saint-Saëns’ biblical epic, “Samson et Dalila.” Darko Tresnjak, who won a Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical in 2014 for “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder,” makes his Met debut directing a vivid staging that features a monumental setting for the last-act Temple of Dagon, where the hero crushes his Philistine enemies. Sir Mark Elder conducts the first new Met production of the work in 20 years.
WHEN: Opera talk at 11:30 a.m. followed by the opera at noon on Saturday, Oct. 20
WHERE: Harris Center Cinema, 1114 10th Ave., Grinnell
TICKETS: Tickets are available at the Pioneer Bookshop and at the door on the day of the show. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students, children under age 12 and Met Opera members. Season passes for all 10 operas in 2018-19 are available
Refreshments will be available for sale in the lobby of the cinema before each opera and during intermission.
The college welcomes the participation of people with disabilities. Harris Center Cinema is equipped with an induction hearing loop system, which enables individuals with hearing aids set to T-Coil to hear the program. Information about parking and accessibility is available on the college’s website: www.grinnell.edu. Accommodation requests may be made to Conference Operations at 641-269-3235 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The college also welcomes the presence of minors at all age-appropriate public events and for informal visits, with the understanding that a parent, legal guardian, or other responsible adult assumes full responsibility for their child’s safety and behavior during such visits or events. In these cases, the college expects that an adult responsible for the visiting child takes measures to ensure the child’s safety and sees that the child complies with directions of college personnel. Grinnell College is not responsible for supervision of minors on campus.