Wiener Staatsoper

Samson et Dalila

Direction: Alexandra Liedtke

Premiere: 6. 6. 2018

“Then Samson fell in love with a woman in the Valley of Sorek; her name was Delilah.
The lords of the Philistines came to her and said to her: Try to beguile him and find
out where his great strength lies and how we can overpower him to shackle him.”
Thus the Bible tells the story of the superhuman strength of Samson, who forfeits
his strength – and his closeness to God and his people – for the sake of his love for
Delilah. And who fails in his struggle for freedom. In his opera Saint-Saëns tells the
story of conflict between two nations and two people. And he drafts a timeless story
that ranges from heartfelt longing for love to ecstatic bacchanal. In the protagonists
we have the prototypes of the opera repertoire: strong characters, oscillating between
love, betrayal and death.

Tickets can be ordered immediatly on the Internet:
Remaining non-assogned tickets can normally be purchased two month before the performance date (e.g. on 1st September for 1st November, on 30th September for 30th November. Tickets for performances between 1st and 30th September will be sold from 1st to 30th May and for 1st to 31st October from 1st to 30th June)
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Standing room tickets are sold starting 80 minutes before curtain time at the standing room box office (entrance Operngasse) only.


Vienna State Opera (Wiener Staatsoper)

Opernring 2
1010 Wien

Tickets & Info

  • 15 - 273 €

Current Dates

  • Sat. 12 May 2018
  • Tue. 15 May 2018
  • Fri. 18 May 2018
  • Mon. 21 May 2018
  • Fri. 25 May 2018
  • Mon. 28 May 2018