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Richard Strauss

Salome

Raised a princess, Salome can have everything she wants. Except the one thing she needs. Her life twisted by control and neglect, she finally finds her own terrible power.

28 Sep - 23 Oct 2018

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.

7 Evening Performances Remaining
Running Time
1hrs 45mins

Tickets start from £12 with 500 seats available at £20 or less for every performance.*

Pre performance talk
6 Oct 2018
Tickets £5 (£2.50 for concessions)
Signed Performance
18 Oct 2018
Language
Sung in English, with subtitles projected above the stage

Please be aware that this production contains some adult content which may not be suitable for young audiences.

Please note this production does not include an interval.

*Booking fee is £2.25 per ticket. A maximum of £9.00 per transaction is charged for Multi-Buy Packages.

We operate security checks and do not allow drinks or food into the theatre. We do allow sealed water bottles. Additionally, water is available at every bar and on every level of the theatre. Please refer to our food and drink policy for more information.

Supported by a syndicate of donors.

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Creative Team

Martyn Brabbins

Conductor

Adena Jacobs

Director

Marg Horwell

Designer

Lucy Carter

Lighting Designer

Melanie Lane

Choreographer

Tom Hammond

Translator

Cast

Allison Cook

Salome

David Soar

Jokanaan

Michael Colvin

Herod

Susan Bickley

Herodias

Stuart Jackson

Narraboth

Clare Presland

Herodias's Page

Simon Shibambu

Soldier

Ronald Nairne

Soldier

Daniel Norman

Jew

Christopher Turner

Jew

Alun Rhys-Jenkins

Jew

Jonathan Lemalu

Jew

Robert Winslade Anderson

Nazarene

Adam Sullivan

Nazarene

Trevor Bowes

A Cappadocian

Ceferina Penny

Slave