The Dallas Opera presents Samson & Dalila
The Dallas Opera will launch its new season with Camille Saint-Saëns’ passionate and romantic Samson & Dalila. Tenor Clifton Forbis and Russian soprano Olga Borodina, in her eagerly awaited Dallas Opera debut, portray the doomed twosome, trapped in a love affair of biblical proportions.
Samson is the only hope of his people, the Hebrews, in the oppressive grip of the Philistines. Enter Dalila, the calculating seductress capable of capturing men’s hearts with ease. Her temptation of Samson continues until she gets what she wants: the secret of his strength. Camille Saint-Saëns’ opera builds to the familiar, spectacular climax, taken straight from the Book of Judges.