by Richard Strauss
March 15-17 at the Kravis Center
Chillingly erotic. Dangerously seductive.
Salome is a 90-minute powerhouse of unrelenting force and chilling eroticism that is just as shocking today as it was when the opera first premiered over 100 years ago.
In the depraved court of Salome’s stepfather Herod, the nubile Salome performs the wanton “Dance of the Seven Veils” only to demand that he show his gratitude by rewarding her with the head of John the Baptist who rejected her advances. Erika Sunnegårdh, one of the most versatile and exciting sopranos on the world stage, performs the title role along with several other important artists making their company or role debuts.
Understand every word with English translations projected above the stage.