Operatic haircut: Samson et Dalila
Saint-Saëns’ voluptuous Samson et Dalila opened the Metropolitan Opera’s season last month, and at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20, it beams out to the Lensic Performing Arts Center (211 W. San Francisco St.) as part of the Met Live in HD series. It’s a new production from Darko Tresnjak, who will direct
The Thirteenth Child at Santa Fe Opera this summer. Critics have found his Samson bemusing — the words “glitzy,” “gaudy,” and “campy” keep coming up — but of course, this is not an opera that really invites decorous tastefulness. Mezzo-soprano Elˉna Garancˇa and tenor Roberto Alagna (below) head the cast. Tickets ($22-$28) can be had through ticketssantafe .org, 505-988-1234. — J.M.K.