The third great masterpiece of Richard Strauss from Irish National Opera, conducted by Fergus Sheil – starting with Elektra (2021), Der Rosenkavalier (2023) and now Salome (2024). Strauss’ epic, explosive and shocking story of love and lust taken to the extreme.
Irish National Opera

A royal, Succession–like power struggle. Lust and death at every turn. A king who desires his wild and wilful step-daughter. Her erotic fascination with a condemned prophet. The result is a horrific trade. Based on Oscar Wilde’s play. Strauss’s landmark opera was greeted with shock, horror, excitement, awe, respect, censorship, scandal and condemnation. Salome is still one of the wildest and most rewarding rides you can experience in an opera house

Star Irish soprano Sinéad Campbell-Wallace takes on the demanding role of Salome for the first time, surrounded by an top-level Irish and international cast. New production directed by Bruno Ravella, designed by Leslie Travers.

National Opera House, Wexford 03 March 2024 (Concert performance)

Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin 12, 14, 16 March 2024

Creative Team:
Director: Bruno Ravella
Set & Costume Designer Designer: Leslie Travers
Choreographer: Liz Roche
Lighting Designer: TBC

Salome: Sinéad Campbell Wallace
Herodes: Vincent Wolfsteiner
Herodias: Imelda Drumm
Jochanaan: Tómas Tómasson
Narraboth: Alex McKissick
The Page of Herodias: Doreen Curran
First Soldier: Julian Close
Second Soldier: Lukas Jakobski
First Jew: Christopher Bowen
Second Jew:
Andrew Masterson
Third Jew: 
William Pearson
Fourth Jew: Aaron O’Hare
Fifth Jew: Eoghan Desmond
First Nazarene: 
Wyn Pencarreg
Second Nazarene: Eoin Foran
A Cappadocian: 
Kevin Neville
Leanne Fitzgerald

Irish National Opera Orchestra
Conductor: Fergus Sheil

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