Fabio Luisi Conducts Salome

January 31 - February 2 | 2020


Fabio Luisi CONDUCTS
Herwig Pecoraro TENOR (HEROD, Tetrarch of Judea)
Elizabeth Bishop MEZZO-SOPRANO (HERODIAS, Wife of the Tetrarch)
Ausrine Stundyte SOPRANO (SALOME, Daughter of Herodias)
Mark Delavan BARITONE (JOCHANAAN, The Prophet [John the Baptist])
Richard Trey Smagur TENOR (NARRABOTH, The Young Syrian, Captain of the Guard)
Deniz Uzun MEZZO-SOPRANO (HERODIAS'S PAGE)
Allan Glassman TENOR, (FIRST JEW)
Jay Gardner TENOR, (SECOND JEW)
Matthew Corcoran TENOR, (THIRD JEW)
Jason Nichols TENOR, (FOURTH JEW)
Christian Pursell BASS, (FIFTH JEW)
Michael Anthony McGee BASS, (FIRST NAZARENE)
Jeremiah Tyson TENOR, (SECOND NAZARENE)
Andrew Simpson BASS, (FIRST SOLDIER)
Christopher Curcuruto BASS, (SECOND SOLDIER)
Christian Pursell BASS, (A CAPPADOCIAN)
Jason Nichols TENOR, (A SLAVE)
Alberto Triola (OPERA-IN-CONCERT SEMI-STAGING DIRECTOR)
Catherine Galasso CHOREOGRAPHER

R. STRAUSS

Salome
Opera-in-Concert
Music drama in One Act after Oscar Wilde's Play
with German translation by Hedwig Lachmann


Performed without intermission- Sung in German with English Surtitles

(Approximate duration 105 minutes)- This concert will conclude at approximately 9:15pm, 4:15pm on Sunday

The scandalous subject of Salome put Strauss’s opera-writing career on a fast — if not notorious — track. It’s about the depraved teen who, in exchange for a dance with seven veils, gets what she asks for — the head of John the Baptist … on a silver platter — then pays for it. In the hair-raising final scene, a crazed Salome sings some of the most spinetingling music you’ll ever hear. Vocal and orchestral thrills and chills guaranteed!



WQXR morning host Jeff Spurgeon breaks down Richard Strauss’s "Salome" in three minutes flat

 

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