Monday, 26 January 2015

NI Opera's Salome coming to the Grand Opera House

Northern Ireland Opera returns to the Grand Opera House with a new production of Richard Strauss’ notorious opera Salome.

Based on the play by Oscar Wilde, the opera stars Belfast-born Giselle Allen as the Princess who dances for Herod in return for the most shocking of rewards – the head of John the Baptist. The potent combination of this famous biblical story, the eroticism of Salome’s famous Dance of the Seven Veils, and the bloodthirsty denouement initially caused the opera to be banned, but with its high drama and gloriously romantic score it is now a well-established part of the operatic repertoire.

Oliver Mears’ new production of Salome is designed by Annemarie Woods, with Nicholas Chalmers conducting the Ulster Orchestra. A superb Irish and international cast is led by Giselle Allen, Michael Colvin and Robert Hayward and promises to be one of the most talked-about operas in Northern Ireland for many years.

You can book tickets by clicking here

Read my previous reviews of NI Opera productions:
Noye's Fludde - Click here
Macbeth - Click here
The Flying Dutchman - Click here

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