Opéra National de Paris
Joseph BarronFirst Soldier (Bass-baritone)
Composition and libretto by Richard Strauss • November 5, 8, 11 & 13, 2016
Originally censored in Vienna, banned in London, and even protested in New York, Salome is now considered a classic. Salome helped reinforce Strauss’s reputation as “the greatest genius of the age”.
Based on the play by the one-and-only Oscar Wilde, Salome recreates the biblical story of King Herod, his daughter Salome and John the Baptist - Jochanaan.
We are thrilled the title role of Salome will be sung by Patricia Racette, who sang the role to critical acclaim last year, including the famous, seductive “Dance of the Seven Veils”. Robert Brubaker plays King Herod, and Michaele Martens is Herodias.
Music Director Antony Walker conducts.
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Season sponsor: PNC. Tuesday performance sponsor: Ambridge Regional Distribution and Manufacturing Center.