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A world of exotic and dangerous decadence. The story of the young Princess of Judea's catastrophic sexual awakening in the corrupt world of Herod's court where she develops a violent sexual obsession with John the Baptist. The original play was often banned and always controversial. New Production. Sung in German with English surtitles. Approx. running time 1 hour 40 minutes (no interval). New production generously supported by the Royal Opera House Endowment Fund; Hobson Charity (Benefactor) and Helene and Jean Peters (Benefactors)Performers Nadja Michael (Salome), Michaela Schuster (Herodias), Daniela Sindram (Page to Herodias), Thomas Moser (Herod), Joseph Kaiser (Narraboth), Michael Volle (Jokanaan), Iain Patterson (First Nazarene), Andrew Mayor (Second Nazarene), Christoph Sist (First Soldier), Adrian Thompson (First Jew), Alasdair Elliott (Second Jew), Hubert Francis (Third Jew), Ji-Min Park (Fourth Jew), Jeremy White (Fifth Jew), Vuyani Mlinde (A Cappadocian), Pumeza Matshikiza (Slave).
Music Strauss. Lyrics Lachmann. Book by Oscar Wilde (1905). Producer Royal Opera. Conductor Philippe Jordan. Director David McVicar. Design Es Devlin. Lighting Wolfgang Goebbel.
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