WRTI Spotlight
3:08 pm
Wed May 23, 2007

RICHARD STRAUSS: SALOME

This week's broadcast, the Chicago Lyric Opera presents Richard Strauss' Salome.

Richard Strauss: Salome

Salome, nubile and depraved, daughter of Herodias is the coveted stepchild of lascivious Herod, ruler of Judea.

Oh, how she lusts after John the Baptist, who languishes in prison...

But the prophet rejects her, and Salome will do anything to have his head--including revealing all for Herod, who will give anything to see her perform the Dance of the Seven Veils.


Cast:

Salome: Deborah Voigt

Herod: Kim Begley

Jochanaan: Alan Held

Herodias: Judith Forst

Narraboth: Joseph Kaiser


Also featuring:

David Cangelosi

Elizabeth De Shong

John Easterlin

Andrew Funk

Bryan Griffin

Brandon Mayberry

Wilbur Pauley

Robert Pomakov

Rodell Rosel

Jordan Shanahan

Darren Stokes

Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis

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