Friday, April 17th, 7:30 pm
Sunday, April 19th, 2:00 pm
Saturday, April 25th, 7:30 pm
Tuesday, April 28th, 7:30 pm
Friday, May 1st, 7:30 pm
She always gets what she wants.
R. Strauss’s powerful psychodrama Salome returns to HGO for the first time in 20 years in a production directed by Francisco Negrin. The revolutionary score reinvents Oscar Wilde’s biblical drama of a deeply disturbed princess who has fallen in love with Jokanaan (John the Baptist). After he denies her, she performs the infamous and seductive “Dance of the Seven Veils” for King Herod in exchange for John’s head.
Lise Lindstrom makes her HGO debut in the thrilling title role and joins HGO Studio alumnus bass-baritone Ryan McKinny as Jokanaan. Eun Sun Kim returns to conduct as HGO principal guest conductor.
Sung in German with projected English translation.
Salome - Lise Lindstrom
Jokanaan - Ryan McKinny
Herod - Chad Shelton
Herodias - Susan Graham
Narraboth - Dimitri Pittas
First Nazarene - Anthony Robin Schneider
Conductor Eun Sun Kim, Lynn Wyatt Great Artist, 2019–20
Director - Francisco Negrin
Associate Director - Angela Kleopatra Saroglou
Set & Costume Designer - Louis Désiré
Lighting Designer - Bruno Poet
Projection Designer - Joan Rodón
A production of Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía of Valencia, 2010
Grand Underwriter: Drs. Elizabeth Grimm and Jack A. Roth