Salome

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Based on Oscar Wilde‘s lurid play, Strauss‘s opera is an intense psychological exploration of the Salome story. Her brutality and power are the product of the warped cycles of masculinity that have been passed down through the generations.

Salome is among the works that set the course of music in the last century. It is celebrated for Salome’s ‘Dance of the Seven Veils’, which Herod demands in return for whatever Salome wants. Her choice is shocking, and reveals how far she will go to embody the twisted ideals of her parents’ world.

This new production marks the UK operatic debut of acclaimed theatre director Adena Jacobs. Making her ENO debut as Salome is Allison Cook. Joining her are Michael Colvin as Herod (following his recent appearance in ENO’s Lulu) and mezzo Susan Bickley as Herodias. Bass David Soar sings Jokanaan for the first time, while ENO Music Director Martyn Brabbins conducts.

Salome running time: 
1 hour 45 minutes
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By:
Yael Farber
Director:
Yael Farber
Lighting:
Tim Lutkin
Sound:
Adam Cork
Design:
Susan Hilferty
Choreography:
Ami Shulman
Cast list:
Philip Arditti, Paul Chahidi, Ramzi Choukair, Uriel Emil, Olwen Fouéré, Roseanna Frascona, Lloyd Hutchinson, Shahar Isaac, Aidan Kelly, Yasmin Levy, Andrew Lewis, Anna Lindup, Theo T J Lowe, Isabella Niloufar, Lubana al Quntar and Raad Rawi.

London Coliseum

Address:
St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4ES
Nearest tube:
Leicester Square
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The story of Salome is one that has been told through dance, opera, drama, film, poetry and sculpture. As a biblical figure she has assumed legendary status most obviously associated with demanding the head of John the Baptist alongside her erotic dancing which popular culture has later defined as the dance of the seven veils.

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