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Salome

Apr. 28 - May 12, 2023

A deadly attraction

Strauss’s erotic psychodrama Salome returns to HGO with the U.S. premiere from Spanish director Francisco Negrin, who makes his company debut with this gripping production. Based on the scandalous play by Oscar Wilde, the opera recounts the story of a deeply disturbed princess who has fallen in love with Jokanaan (also known as John the Baptist). After he denies her advances, she performs the infamous and seductive Dance of the Seven Veils for King Herod in exchange for John’s head. Soprano Amanda Majeski is set to make a stunning HGO debut by taking on the title role, one of the greatest challenges in the operatic repertoire, for the first time. She is joined by three Houston favorites and HGO Studio alumni: bass-baritone Ryan McKinny as Jokanaan, tenor Chad Shelton as Herod, and mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves as Herodias. HGO’s internationally acclaimed Principal Guest Conductor, Eun Sun Kim, takes the podium. 

A production of Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía of Valencia

  • Price Range
    $20 - $210
  • Age
    This production contains adult content; not suitable for children.
  • Running Time
    1 Hours 47 Minutes. No intermission.
  • Language
    Sung in German with projected English translation.

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Cast & Creative

Cast
Laura Wilde

Salome

Ryan McKinny

Jokanaan

Chad Shelton

Herod

Herodias

Eric Taylor

Narraboth

Matthew Grills

First Jew

Rafael Moras

Second Jew

Ricardo Garcia

Third Jew

Christopher Bozeka

Fourth Jew

Cory McGee

Fifth Jew

Daniel Noyola

First Soldier

Nicholas Newton

Second Soldier

William Guanbo Su

First Nazarene

Navasard Hakobyan

Second Nazarene

Luke Sutliff

A Cappadocian

Creative Team
Eun Sun Kim

Conductor

Francisco Negrin

Director

Angela Kleopatra Saroglou

Associate Director

Louis Désiré

Set and Costume Designer

Bruno Poet

Lighting Designer

Joan Rodón

Projection/Video Designer

Adam Noble

Intimacy / Fight Director

Houston Grand Opera Orchestra

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  • Matthew Healey

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