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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

R. Strauss
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

Earlier Event: January 24
Later Event: April 24
The Magic Flute