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Sexy. Subversive. The ultimate femme fatale. Like an earthy spirit of decadence, her song blows the civilised sensibilities of the world apart.
Richard Strauss’s Salome caused a sensation when it premiered in Europe in 1905. It has been shocking and enthralling audiences ever since.
Now Gale Edwards, director of Opera Australia’s edgy and brilliant La bohème, directs a new production of Richard Strauss’s explosive one-act opera, with sets by Brian Thomson and Johannes Fritzsch conducting.
And who will play Salome?
Who else, but one of the world’s leading interpreters of the great Strauss heroines, Cheryl Barker, recreating a role she first sang to great acclaim at London’s English National Opera. With her is the magnificent John Wegner as Jokanaan and a grand ensemble cast to people the court of Herod.
Please note that Salome does not include an interval and latecomers will not be admitted, so arrive early to ensure you do not miss out on this thrilling night in the theatre.
Contains adult themes. Not suitable for children.
An Opera Conference co-production.
|Assistant Conductor||Paul Fitzsimon|
|Set Designer||Brian Thomson|
|Costume Designer||Julie Lynch|
|Lighting Designer||John Rayment|
|Page to Herodias||Sian Pendry|
|Jew 1||Kanen Breen|
|Jew 2||Graeme Macfarlane|
|Greek Orthodox||Gennadi Dubinsky|
|Catholic Bishop||Shane Lowrencev|
|Catholic Priest||Sitiveni Talei|
|Soldier 1||Adrian Tamburini|
|Soldier 2||Tom Hamilton|
|Soldier 3||Andrew Moran|