Wiener Staatsoper

Samson et Dalila

Director Alexandra Liedtke
Set design Raimund Orfeo Voigt
Costumes Su Bühler
Choreography Lukas Gaudernak
Lighting Gerrit Jurda

The opera Samson et Dalila is based on the biblical story of Samson in the Book of Judges. Saint-Saëns created a work, which focuses on only one excerpt from the biblical story: the love story. Dramaturgically, the focus of the original story was thus shifted towards a romantic drama, which borders on questions about society and freedom, faith and calling. As so often, the composer was again interested in the lonely space around the protagonists - a subject close to his heart. After roughly a quarter century this French masterpiece is included in the schedule of the Wiener Staatsoper once again.

Current Dates

  • Sun. 29 Mar 2020
  • Wed. 01 Apr 2020
  • Sat. 04 Apr 2020
  • Tue. 07 Apr 2020