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Salomé

Antoine Mariotte (1875–1944)

22, 25, 28, 31, October  

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Composed by the French sailor-turned-composer Antoine Mariotte (1875–1944), Salomé is based on Oscar Wilde’s 1891 play of the same name. Mariotte followed closely Wilde’s French text, portraying the emotional extremes, passions and secret terrors of Hérode, Tetrarch of Judea, his second wife Hérodias (who was also his sister-in-law as well as his niece), and Salomé who was both Hérode’s great-niece and his stepdaughter.

At the heart of it all is Iokanaan, John the Baptist, imprisoned for telling Hérode disturbing truths about his immoral conduct. Salomé, who lives for passion and excitement, desires Iokanaan but he rebuffs her. The inevitable tragedies follow, set in motion by Hérode’s drunken oaths and Salomé’s perverse desires.

Mariotte entered naval school at fifteen but longed to study music at the Paris Conservatoire. He read Wilde’s play while serving in the Far East and decided to set it to music, completing it some years later when he had finally attained his musical education and was professor of piano at Lyon Conservatoire. Despite a notorious dispute with Richard Strauss’s publisher, Mariotte succeeded in staging Salomé in Lyon in 1908. His dramatic music is impassioned and intense, its subtle harmonies revealing the influence of Debussy.

Presented with the support of the Bravura Friends of Wexford Festival Opera.

Sung in French.

Tickets from €25.

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  • Na'ama Goldman

    Salomé

    Biography

    Na'ama Goldman

    Salomé

    Mezzo-Soprano, Israel

    Previous Engagements: Dorabella (Così fan tutte, Mozart, Opera de tenerife); Carmen (Carmen, Bizet, The Israeli Opera Festival in Masada); Marchesa Melibea (Il viaggio a Reims, Rossini, Rossini Opera Festival, Pesaro).

    Forthcoming Engagements: Rosina (Il barbiere di Siviglia, Rossini, The Israeli Opera); Fenena (Nabucco, Verdi, The Israeli Opera); Carmen (Carmen, Bizet, La Perla Festival, Switzerland).

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  • Nora Sourouzian

    Hérodias

    Biography

    Nora Sourouzian

    Hérodias

    Mezzo-soprano, Canada

    Previously at WFO: Thérèse (Thérèse, Massenet);  Anita (La Navarraise, Massenet); Pénélope (Pénélope, Fauré).

    Previous Engagements: Leonora (La Favorita, Donizetti, St-Galler Festspiele); Zuléma (Aben Hamet, Dubois, Atelier lyrique de Tourcoing); Laura (La Gioconda, Ponchielli, St-Gallen).

    Forthcoming Engagements: Carmen (Cover) (Carmen, Bizet, Metropolitan Opera); Carmen (Carmen, Bizet, Minnesota Opera).

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  • Scott Wilde

    Hérode

    Biography

    Scott Wilde

    Hérode

    Bass, U.S.A.

    Previous Engagements: Daland (Der Fliegender Holländer, Wagner, Scottish Opera); Rocco (Fidelio, Beethoven, Teatro Lirico de Cagliari, Opéra de Tours); Trulove (The Rake’s Progress, Stravinsky, Opéra National de Paris, Staatsoper Berlin).

    Forthcoming Engagements: Sarastro (Die Zauberflöte, Mozart, Welsh National Opera); Arkel (Pelléas et Mélisande, Debussy, Welsh National Opera).

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  • Igor Golovatenko

    Iokanaan

    Biography

    Igor Golovatenko

    Iokanaan

    Baritone, Russia

    Previously at WFO: Carlo Gustavo (Cristina, regina di Svezia, Foroni, 2013)

    Previous Engagements: Onegin (Eugene Onegin, Tchaikovsky, Teatro di San Carlo, Naples); Conte di Luna (Il Trovatore, Verdi, Latvian National Opera); Rodrigo, marchese di Posa (Don Carlo, Verdi, The Bolshoi Theatre of Russia).

    Forthcoming Engagements: Lionel (The Maid of Orleans, Tchaikovsky, The Bolshoi Theatre of Russia); Sharpless (Madama Butterfly, Puccini, Teatro Colón, Argentina); Severo, Roman Proconsul (Poliuto, Donizetti, Glyndebourne Opera Festival).

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  • Emma Watkinson

    The page of Hérodias

    Biography

    Emma Watkinson

    The page of Hérodias

    Mezzo-Soprano, United Kingdom

    Previously at WFO: Chorus, Mezzo Ensemble (L’Elisir d’amore, 2013).

    Previous Engagements: Poppet (Paul Bunyan, Benjamin Britten, English Touring Opera 2014); Helen of Troy (cover) (King Priam, Tippett, English Touring Opera 2014); Dido (Dido & Aeneas, Purcell, Westminster Opera).

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  • Eamonn Mulhall

    Le Jeune Syrien

    Biography

    Eamonn Mulhall

    Le Jeune Syrien

    Tenor, Ireland

    Previous Engagements: Dorian Gray (Dorian Gray, Cekovska, Slovak National Opera); Angel (Clemency, MacMillan, Linbury at Royal Opera, Covent Garden); Tenor (Messiah (staged), Handel, English National Opera).

    Forthcoming Engagements: Dorian Gray (Dorian Gray, Cekovska, Prague Spring Festival); Tenor (Matthauspassion, Bach, RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra); Tenor (Messiah, Handel, Irish Baroque Orchestra).

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  • Nicholas Morris

    First Soldier

    Biography

    Nicholas Morris

    First Soldier

    Baritone, United Kingdom

    Previously at WFO: Un Caporale delle Guardie (Il Cappello di paglia di Firenze, 2013); Andy Tracy (Losers, 2013).

    Previous Engagements: Don Giovanni (Don Giovanni, Mozart, Westminster Opera); Footman/waiter (Der Rosenkavalier, R. Strauss, Glyndebourne Festival Opera); The Officer (In the Penal Colony, Glass, Shadwell Opera).

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  • Jorge Navarro-Colorado

    Second Soldier

    Biography

    Jorge Navarro-Colorado

    Second Soldier

    Tenor, Spain

    Previous Engagements: Rodriguez (Don Quichotte, Massenet, Grange Park Opera); Gastone (La Traviata, Verdi, Scottish Opera); Aeolus (The Tempest, Purcell et al., New London Consort at Cité de la Musique).

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  • David Angus

    Conductor

    Biography

    David Angus Team

    Conductor

    United Kingdom

    Previously at WFO: Conductor (L’Arlesiana, Cilèa, 2012).

    Previous Engagements: Staff Conductor and Chorus Master (Katya Kabanova, Eugene Onegin, Così fan tutte, New Year (Tippett), Glyndebourne); Chief Conductor, The Symphony Orchestra of Flanders; Music Director (Il barbiere di Siviglia, I Capuleti ed i Montecchi, The Consul, Le nozze di Figaro, Tosca, Later the Same Evening, Carmen, Glimmerglass Opera Festival).

    Forthcoming Engagements: Music Director (Le Vin Herbé (Martin), Katya Kabanova, Don Giovanni, La Bohème, Boston Lyric Opera); Conductor (Messiah, Handel, Huddersfield Choral Society/Opera North); Conductor (Pulcinella, Stravinsky, London Philharmonic Orchestra).

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  • Rosetta Cucchi

    Director

    Biography

    Rosetta Cucchi Team

    Director

    Italy

    Previously at WFO: Director (L’Arlesiana, Cilèa)

    Previous Engagements: Director (L’Elisir d’amore, G.Donizetti, Maggio musicale Fiorentino); Director (Don Giovanni, W. A. Mozart, Opera de Tenerife).

    Forthcoming Engagements: Director (La Gioconda, Ponchielli, St. Gallen); Director (Barber of Seville, G. Rossini, Teatro Randano Cosenza Italy); Director (Don Giovanni, Mozart, Teatro Pavarotti Modena).

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  • Stefania Panighini

    Assistant Director

    Biography

    Stefania Panighini Team

    Assistant Director

    Italy

    Previously at WFO: Director (La Traviata, Verdi)

    Previous Engagements: Director (Don Pasquale, Donizetti, Lucca Opera Festival); Assistant Director (La Bohème, Puccini, La Fenice); Director (Orlando, Handel, Theater an der Wien).

    Forthcoming Engagements: Director (Semiramide in villa, Paisiello, Festival Paisiello of Taranto); Director (Hansel and Gretel, Humperdink, Opera de Tenerife); Assistant Director (Don Giovanni, Mozart, Teatro Comunale di Modena).

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  • Tiziano Santi

    Set Designer

    Biography

    Tiziano Santi Team

    Set Designer

    Italy

    Previously at WFO: Set Designer (Gianni di Parigi, Donizetti).

    Previous Engagements: Set Designer (Nabucco, Verdi, Cagliari Opera and Maggio Musicale Fiorentino); Set Designer (La Forza del destino, Verdi, Bilbao Opera); Set Designer (Falstaff, Verdi, Teatro San Carlo di Napoli).

    Forthcoming Engagements: Set Designer (I Puritani, Bellini, Teatro Regio di Torino); Set Designer (Il Campiello, Wolf-Ferrari, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino); Set Designer (Madama Butterfly, Puccini, Teatro Petruzzelli di Bari).

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  • Claudia Pernigotti

    Costume Designer

    Biography

    Claudia Pernigotti Team

    Costume Designer

    Italy

    Previously at WFO: Costume Designer (L’Arlesiana, Cilèa).

    Previous Engagements: Costume Designer (Il Vagabondo delle Stelle, Fabrizio Festa, Teatro Comunale Modena); Costume Designer (Don Giovanni, W.A. Mozart, Opera Tenerife); Costume Designer (L’Elisir d’amore, G. Donizetti, Teatro Comunale di Firenze).

    Forthcoming Engagements: Costume Designer (Don Giovanni, W.A. Mozart, Teatro Comunale Modena).

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  • DM Wood

    Lighting Designer

    Biography

    DM Wood Team

    Lighting Designer

    Canada

    Previous Engagements: Lighting Designer (Norma, Bellini, San Francisco Opera); Lighting Designer (La Favorite, Donizetti, Oper Graz); Lighting Designer (The Importance of Being Earnest, Barry, Northern Ireland Opera).

    Forthcoming Engagements: Lighting Designer (Anna Bolena, Donizetti, Lyric Opera of Chicago); Lighting Designer (Norma, Bellini, Gran Teatre Del Liceu); Lighting Designer (Don Giovanni, Mozart, Bergen Nasjonale Opera).

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  • Vittorio Colella

    Choreographer

    Biography

    Vittorio Colella Team

    Choreographer

    Italy

    Previous Engagements: Dancer (La Traviata, Verdi, Teatro Comunale Modena); Choreographer (Acqua, Vittorio Colella, Titanz visual art); Dancer (Aida, Verdi, Sferisterio Macerata).

    Forthcoming Engagements: Choreographer (Untitled, Vittorio Colella, Titanz visual art).

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