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 Laura Wilde is taking on the title role, one of the greatest challenges in the operatic repertoire. She is joined by two Houston favorites and HGO Studio alumni: bass-baritone Ryan McKinny as Jokanaan and tenor Chad Shelton as Herod. Renowned conductor Keri-Lynn Wilson takes the podium.
A production of Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía of Valencia
Audience Warning: Salome contains adult content including explicit sexual acts, violence and sexual abuse and is only suitable for a mature audience. Strobe lights will occur during the production.
$20 - $210
This production contains adult content; not suitable for children.
1 Hours 47 Minutes. No intermission.
Sung in German with projected English translation.
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