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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. Sung in German with surtitles. Run time approx. 1hr 45mins (no interval)Performers Erika Sunnegardh (Salome to Apr 1), Sally Burgess (Herodias), Peter Hoare (Herod), Matthew Best (Jokanaan), Anna Burford (Page), Henry Waddington (1st Nazarene), Helen Foeld (Apri 8/15), Robin Tritschler, Philip Lloyd-Evans, Alistair Moore, Martin Lloyd, Samantha Ha, Alisdair Elliott, Philip Lloyd Holtam, Huw Llewelyn, Alun Rhys Jenkins, Laurence Cole, Jack O'Kelly.
Music Strauss. Lyrics Lachmann. Book by Oscar Wilde (1905). Company Welsh National Opera. Company Scottish Opera. Conductor Lothar Koenigs. Director Andre Engel. Design Nick Rieti. Costume Elizabeth Neumuller. Lighting Andre Diot.
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