Who is up for a musical Friday night? Eric Mitchko, the North Carolina Opera General Director, previews Samson and Delilah prior to the concert performance on Sunday, April 29th at 2 pm at Meymandi Concert Hall. This opera will be sung in French with English subtitles; the music is by Camille Saint-Saëns, libretto by Ferdinand Lemaire, conducted by Timothy Myers, and starring Michaela Martens, Carl Tanner, and Mark Delavan. Eric will explore how the story of Samson and Delilah made its way from the Bible to the operatic stage, illustrated by recordings of great performances throughout the years. Samson and Delilah is based on the Book of Judges.
Co-sponsored by WCPE, The Classical Station.