Her beauty has conquered his strength. But when a hero, blinded and beaten, is called by a higher power to rescue his people from oppression, he discovers that his faith is the greatest strength of all.

This weekend, fall in love with Camille Saint-Saëns’s most seductive masterpiece: the biblical epic Samson and Delilah.

Grammy-winning mezzo-soprano Olga Borodina wields the shears as the infamous Delilah, in a seductive performance the San Francisco Chronicle calls “lithe and lustrous, with a sinewy strength that cut easily through the orchestral texture.”

She stars opposite dramatic tenor Clifton Forbis, who delivers a company debut that’s virtuous, powerful and pure as the clarion-voiced hero Samson, under the baton of celebrated conductor Patrick Summers.

Experience the opera that blends the heat of lust with the heavenly harmonies Saint-Saëns is famous for, this weekend only, starting Saturday, January 23, at 10am Pacific. Directed for the screen by Frank Zamacona.

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La Traviata
Sat, Jan 30–Sun, Jan 31
One of Giuseppe Verdi’s most beloved operas returns, as we stream La Traviata.

Richard Tucker Award-winning tenor Stephen Costello stars as the besotted Alfredo Germont, a well-to-do young man who falls in love with a famous Paris courtesan — and she with him.

As the courtesan Violetta Valéry, soprano Nicole Cabell delivers a luminous performance of a woman who sacrifices her one chance at happiness in order to save her lover’s family from misery and heartbreak.

Romance awaits with La Traviata conducted by former music director Nicola Luisotti.

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