Event Salome
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Venue The State Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
First Date 21 November 2003
Opening Date 21 November 2003
Last Date 12 December 2003
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Description Strauss' sensational opera of decadence and illicit love, set in the court of King Herod, tells of the lives of four desperate people: Herodias, who helped murder her first husband and has now married his brother Herod, who in turn lusts after his step-daughter, the young Salome. But she is mesmerised with desire for the prophet John the Baptist. The opera's enthralling story is matched by music of hair-raising excitement.
Description Source Other
Primary Genre Music Theatre
Secondary Genre Test Opera
Subjects Morality
Sexuality
Organisations
Contributors
Name Function Notes
Michael Campbell Choreographer
Richard Strauss Composer
Johannes Fritzsch Conductor
Kristian Fredrikson Designer
Antony Ernst Director
Richard Strauss Librettist
Oscar Wilde Playwright
Jamie Allen Singer
John Antoniou Singer
Jud Arthur Singer
Arend Baumann Singer
John Brunato Singer
Andrew Brunsdon Singer
Donna-Maree Dunlop Singer
Warwick Fyfe Singer
Richard Greager Singer
Rosemary Gunn Singer
Geoffrey Harris Singer
Graeme Macfarlane Singer
Bruce Martin Singer
Sally McHugh Singer
Margaret Medlyn Singer
Stuart Neilson-Kemp Singer
Michael Saunders Singer
Resources
Works
Text Nationality Germany
Production Nationality Australia
Further Information Five performances. Sung in German with surtitles.
Data Source
Source Description
Brochure PROMPT Collection. National Library of Australia
Programme PROMPT Collection. National Library of Australia
Event Identifier 60778