James Conlon

Hartford Stage's Darko Tresnjak Making Met Opera Debut With 'Samson Et Dalila'

Hartford Stage's Darko Tresnjak Making Met Opera Debut With 'Samson Et Dalila'

Darko Tresnjak thought back to November 2016, when he headed to the acclaimed modernist home designed by Charles Gwathmey in Manchester that he had purchased a year earlier with his husband.

"The election happened and I was really depressed, so I went to the house to recuperate," he said. "I went on an Elina Garanca kick, so I was downloading her videos and listening to her. I was like, oh, got to dream about something. It would be so great to work with her someday."

Two days later, Metropolitan Opera general manager Peter Gelb called and asked whether he would like to make his

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