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Salome 2022Edinburgh International Festival

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A Sunday evening may seem an odd occasion for a performance of Salome.  But then back in 1974 the rules were changed to allow the great Swedish soprano Birgit Nilsson to schedule a second performance of Elektra, arguably an even more bloodthirsty work by Strauss.

A great Swedish soprano of more recent vintage takes the title role in this concert.  Edward Gardner and his Norwegian orchestra have had enormous success in Edinburgh and London with Peter Grimes, and equal success may be expected with this orchestral showpiece.  He conducted Elektra at the 2006 Festival, so it has taken him quite a while to bring us the logical follow-up.

Katarina Dalayman has had a notable international career as a dramatic soprano, and Johan Reuter has appeared regularly at Covent Garden.  Gerhard Siegel was a notable Mime in the recent Festival Ring cycle.  Hanna Hipp has worked with Scottish Opera as well as other British companies.

Performance Cast

Narraboth a young Syrian, Captain of the Guard

Bror Magnus Tødenes

Page to Herodias

Hanna Hipp

Jokanaan John the Baptist

Johan Reuter


James Berry

Salome daughter of Herodias

Malin Byström

Herod Antipas Tetrarch of Judaea

Gerhard Siegel

Herodias wife of Herod

Katarina Dalayman

Performance DatesSalome 2022

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Usher Hall | Edinburgh

14 Aug, 19.00

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