Lust, violence and religious fervor dominate this short, compelling opera featuring the ‘Dance of the Seven Veils’
What You'll Get
Monday - Friday:
- $99 for a D Reserve ticket
- $167 for a C Reserve ticket
- $226 for a C Reserve ticket
- $278 for an A Reserve ticket
- $123 for a D Reserve ticket
- $179 for a C Reserve ticket
- $245 for a B Reserve ticket
- $299 for an A Reserve ticket
Beneath desire, depravity. Beneath lust, bloodlust. Beneath the veils, everything is laid bare.
In King Herod’s lurid fantasies, lust has no boundaries and desire no limits. Even his own stepdaughter tempts him, taunts him: Salome, the virgin seductress, an innocent with a taste for blood.
Strauss’ taboo-breaking opera strips back Oscar Wilde’s play to its core: a gripping journey to the outer edges of human behaviour.
The music is at once ravishing and repellent. Strauss augments an enormous orchestra with organ, harps and celestas. The effect is a web of exotic melodies, enticing rhythms and intriguing dissonance, famously on display in the ‘Dance of the Seven Veils’. Heard live, it is an unforgettable experience.
Lise Lindstrom is riveting as Salome, finding fragility and nuance in a role that demands a powerhouse voice and gifted actress.
- Wednesday 6 March 2019 at 7.30 p.m.
- Saturday 9 March 2019 at 7.30 p.m.
- Friday 15 March 2019 at 7.30 p.m.
- Monday 18 March 2019 at 7.30 p.m.
- Thursday 21 March 2019 at 7.30 p.m.
- Saturday 23 March 2019 at 7.30 p.m.
- Tuesday 26 March 2019 at 7.30 p.m.
Please note: this production contains strobe lighting effects and adult themes; not recommended for children.
The Fine Print
• Valid for date and category selected at time of purchase only; select your date carefully
• 7-day cooling-off period does not apply to this deal
• Please note: this production contains strobe lighting effects and adult themes; not recommended for children
• Standard fine print for all deals
How to Redeem
• Show dates and time: 6 March - 26 March 2019 (7.30pm)
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About Opera Australia
Opera Australia, Australia's largest arts company, presents hundreds of performances, operas and musicals around the country each year. Opera Australia also commissions new and original pieces, as well as classics from masters like Mozart, Bizet, and Puccini.