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Sep 27 - Oct 1, 2024

Opening Night

Friday, Sep 27
8:00 PM | Palladium Theater

Final Performance

Tuesday, Oct 1 7:30 PM | Palladium Theater

Mornings with the Maestro: Samson & Dalilah

Friday, Sep 13
11:00 AM | Opera Central

Samson leads the Hebrews in a revolt against their enemies, the Philistines. Fearing his supernatural strength, they send a priestess, Delilah, to seduce him and discover his secret. She betrays him and shorn of his hair, and strength, Samson is imprisoned in the Philistines’ temple. He prays to the Hebrew God to deliver him from the tortures of Delilah and his enemies.

Sung in French with English translations projected above the stage.


Camille Saint-Saëns


Ferdinand Lemaire


Mark Sforzini


Tampa Bay Times

Run Time

2 hours 50 minutes with two 20-minute intermissions.

Principal Cast

Janara Kellerman

as Delilah

Jonathan Kaufman^^^

as Samson

Daniel Sutin

as The High Priest

Erik Kroncke^^

as The Old Hebrew

Chris Romeo

as Philistine Messenger

Anders Namestnik

as First Philistine

Kevin Nickorick

as Second Philistine

Creative Team

Mark Sforzini


Adam Cioffari

Stage Director

Keith Arsenault

Lighting Designer
* St. Pete Opera artist debut
^^Nancy Preis Sponsored Artist
^^^Debby McLean & Keith Kearney Sponsored Artist

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