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RICHARD STRAUSS

Salome

Festival Theatre

24 Aug - 31 Aug 2013
Season Closed

Weighed down by superstition, fear, and responsibility, King Herod has invited representatives from all the religions of the world to confer on whether John The Baptist, whom he has imprisoned in a dark pit, is indeed a prophet- and has seen the face of God. If it is not so, Herod can happily kill the prisoner…. but he fears retribution from both God and the followers of The Baptist if he harms a genuinely ‘holy’ man.

REVIEWS

A production that has maximum visual impact: it is bold, brash and dripping with gore, in keeping with the ruthlessness, savagery, and baseness of the central characters

The Barefoot Review Kym Clayton

Conductor
Arvo Volmer
Director
Gale Edwards
Set Design
Brian Thomson
Costume Design
Julie Lynch
Lighting Designer
John Rayment
Choreographer
Kelley Abbey

Herod
Hubert Francis
Herodias
Elizabeth Campbell
Salome
Kate Ladner
Jokanaan
Douglas McNicol
Narraboth
Bradley Daley
Page to Herodias
Anne Marie Gibbons
First Soldier
Andrew Turner
Second Soldier
Robert England
Third Soldier
Thomas Millhouse
First Jew
Bernard Hull
Second Jew
Adam Goodburn
Hindu
Robert Macfarlane
Cappadocian
Ernst Ens
Greek Orthodox
Nicholas Todoorovic
Catholic Bishop
Jeremy Tatchell
Catholic Priest
Tasso Bouyessis
with

State Opera Chorus
State Opera Dancers
Adelaide Symphony Orchestra