Conductor: Kirill Karabits
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
30th September @ Lighthouse Concert Hall, Poole
2nd October @ Birmingham Symphony Hall, Birmingham
This will be a semi-staged concert performance of Richard Strauss' Salome. The first rate cast will include Lise Lindstrom as Salome, James Rutherford as Jochanaan, and Kim Begley as Herodes.
One of the most ground-breaking works of the 20th century, Strauss' 1905 opera caused a sensation with its almost unimaginable orchestral power and dramatically gripping story-telling. The libretto is Strauss' own German translation of Oscar Wilde's lurid retelling of the biblical story of Salome, who dances for King Herod and in return can ask for whatever she wishes. Its highly innovative music matches the psychological ambiguity and intensity of the plot.
For further information and tickets go to the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra website