Colvin sings his first HEROD in Salome this February with Northern Ireland Opera.
Conductor: Nicholas Chalmers
Director: Oliver Mears
Set & Costume Designer: Annemarie Woods
Lighting Designer: Kevin Treacy
Movement Director: Anna Morrissey
Salome: Giselle Allen
Herod: Michael Colvin
Jokanaan: Robert Hayward
Herodias: Heather Shipp
Narraboth: Adrian Dwyer
Page: Carolyn Dobbin
Northern Ireland Opera returns to the Grand Opera House with a new production of Richard Strauss’ notorious opera Salome. Based on the play by Oscar Wilde, the opera stars Belfast-born Giselle Allen as the Princess who dances for Herod in return for the most shocking of rewards – the head of John the Baptist. The potent combination of this famous biblical story, the eroticism of Salome’s famous Dance of the Seven Veils, and the bloodthirsty denouement initially caused the opera to be banned, but with its high drama and gloriously romantic score it is now a well-established part of the operatic repertoire.
Sung in English. Contains scenes that younger audiences may find disturbing.
February 6, 8.00pm
February 8, 2.00pm
Grand Opera House box office: 028 9024 1919 / www.goh.co.uk