Tickets are to go on sale to Metropolitan Opera members 7/12 (at the box office only, must show Met member card), and the general public 7/18.
Broadcast live from the Metroplitan Opera in New York.
Saint-Saëns's biblical epic Samson et Dalila stars Elna Garana and Roberto Alagna in the title roles; the pair was last seen together by 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 AND MURDER, makes his Met debut directing the first new Met production of the opera in 20 years. Sir Mark Elder conducts.