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About the Show Less...

Strauss's first international hit returns to the Coliseum to mark its cenetenary. Read More >

Strauss’s first international hit follows Salome, step-daughter of Herod, as she becomes obsessed with John The Baptist, who is held captive by the King. Herod lusts after his step-daughter, but John does not; a failing that results in his downfall.

Canadian conductor Kwamé Ryan makes his UK debut in this second revival of David Leveaux’s 1996 production. Cheryl Barker, as regular guest artist of the ENO, makes her role debut in this production.

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Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 19/10/2005

Closing Night: 17/11/2005

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Cast & Creative


Cheryl Barker, Robert Hayward, Sally Burgess, John Graham-Hall, Andrew Rees, Rebecca De Pont Davies


Director - David Leveaux

Producer - English National Opera

Conductor - Kwamé Ryan

Lyrics By - Richard Strauss, from Lachmann's German translation of Wilde's Salome

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