“Taboos, Religion and Power Politics”

“Taboos, Religion and Power Politics”

RICHARD STRAUSS

SALOME

FESTIVAL THEATRE 

24 AUG – 31 AUG 2013

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 ReviewKym Clayton

CAST

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

State Opera Chorus
State Opera Dancers
Adelaide Symphony Orchestra

CREATIVES

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

GALLERY