Salome reviewed
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Salome reviewed

The character Salome has about as many layers as veils with which she is draped. Gale Edwards directs a thoughtful and refreshing take on  the eponymously titled opera by Richard Strauss, which opened in Sydney last week. The narrative is beautifully integrated with Julie Lynch’s costumes, Brian Thomson’s set designs and Kelley Abbey’s choreography. The production is supremely well presented…

The Dark side of mothering: Herodias in ‘Salome’
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The Dark side of mothering: Herodias in ‘Salome’

  There’s no time for niceties in Richard Strauss’ opera Salome. There’s no overture that introduces themes and focuses the mind. Rather, the music and the narrative plunge straight into the tangle of lust and depravity that culminates in death and ruin. This week in Sydney, Opera Australia presents a new production of Salome, directed…