by Richard Strauss • Once in a great while, the term “over the top” doesn’t seem nearly high enough. A king’s unbridled lust and his stepdaughter’s obsession with John the Baptist combine with explosive force in this lushly passionate rendering of Oscar Wilde’s play, set in ancient Judea. It’s a work that requires a phenomenal cast and the Dallas Opera delivers, starting with soprano Deborah Voigt in the title role and baritone Greer Grimsley as the prophet in their long-awaited company debuts! Conducted by Evan Rogister, this Biblical tale of lust and betrayal in the court of King Herod (sung by tenor Robert Brubaker) promises to reveal humanity at its most depraved and to uncover our deepest, darkest secrets…one veil at a time.
Starring Deborah Voigt • Robert Brubaker • Greer Grimsley • Susan Bickley • Scott Quinn • Heather Johnson
Conductor Evan Rogister • Director Francesca Zambello
Sung in German with English supertitles