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. Sung in English, with subtitles projected above the stage.Performers Allison Cook (Salome), David Soar (Jokanaan), Michael Colvin (Herod), Susan Bickley (Herodias), Stuart Jackson (Narraboth), clare Presland (Herodias's Page), Simon Shibambu (Soldier), Ronald Nairne (Soldier), Daniel Norman (Jew), Christopher Turner (Jew), Alun Rhys-Jenkins (Jew), Jonathan Lemalu (Jew), Robert Winslade Anderson (Nazarene), Adam Sullivan (Nazarene), Trevor Bowes (A Cappadocian), Ceferina Penny (Slave).
Music Strauss. Lyrics Lachmann. Book by Oscar Wilde (1905). Producer English National Opera. Conductor Martyn Brabbins. Director Adena Jacobs. Design Marg Horwell. Lighting Lucy Carter. Choreographer Melanie Lane. Translation Tom Hammond.