Salome Opens Tomorrow Night!

John Pickering as Herod and Jacqueline Dark as Herodias in Opera Australia's production of Salome in 2012. Photo by Jeff Busby.

John Pickering as Herod and Jacqueline Dark as Herodias in Opera Australia’s production of Salome in 2012. Photo by Jeff Busby.

Enshrined in a healthy dose of scandal, Richard Strauss’ turn of the century opera Salome opens at the Sydney Opera House tomorrow.

This Opera Australia production by Gale Edwards, revived by Andy Morton, features soprano Lise Lindstrom in the title role with a strong supporting cast headed by Jacqueline Dark in her defining role as Herodias, Andreas Conrad as Herod and Alexander Krasnov as Jokannan. Ms Lindstrom is a favourite with Sydney and Melbourne opera fans having sung the roles of Turandot and Brünnhilde in Australia. She made her debut with the Wiener Staatsoper  as Salome in 2011-2012, a role she reprised in 2014-15.

Check out these images from Opera Australia’s 2012 production. At the Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House, on selected evenings from 6-26 March, 2019. Matinee 23 March.

John Pickering as Herod and a dancer in Opera Australia's production of Salome at Arts Centre Melbourne in 2012. Photo by Jeff Busby.

John Pickering as Herod and a dancer in Opera Australia’s production of Salome at Arts Centre Melbourne in 2012. Photo by Jeff Busby.

Jacqueline Dark as Herodias, John Pickering as Herod and the cast of Opera Australia's production of Salome at Arts Centre Melbourne in 2012. Photo by Jeff Busby.

Jacqueline Dark as Herodias, John Pickering as Herod and the cast of Opera Australia’s production of Salome at Arts Centre Melbourne in 2012. Photo by Jeff Busby.

The cast of Opera Australia's production of Salome. Photo by Jeff Busby.

The cast of Opera Australia’s production of Salome. Photo by Jeff Busby.

John Wegner as Jokannan in Opera Australia's production of Salome at Arts Centre Melbourne in 2012. Photo by Jeff Busby.

John Wegner as Jokannan in Opera Australia’s production of Salome at Arts Centre Melbourne in 2012. Photo by Jeff Busby.

 
Posted on March 5, 2019 @ 12.52
 

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