DRAMA, MEET MUSIC: OPERA SAN ANTONIO PRESENTS SALOME

By Lance Avery Morgan

Screen shot 2015-01-07 at 9.48.38 AMAs part of its first complete season, OPERA San Antonio presents a new production of Richard Strauss’s Salome at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts. Salome is OPERA San Antonio’s first production in the H-E-B Performance Hall at the Tobin Center. It will be a set of thrilling performances.

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Photo by Karen Almond: Patricia Racette as Salome in OPERA San Antonio’s inaugural production of Richard Strauss’ Salome in the Tobin Center’s H-E-B Performance Hall

Soprano Patricia Racette, a frequent collaborator with OPERA San Antonio Artistic Director Tobias Picker,stars in her first staged performances as the title character.The cast also includesmezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung as Herodias, tenor Brian Jagde as Narraboth, and mezzo-soprano Renée Rapier as thePage—all making their role debuts—with tenor Allan Glassman and bass-baritone Alan Held in the roles of Herod andJochanaan, respectively.

Other cast members making their role debuts are Andrew Craig Brown, Daniel Curran, Tynan Davis, Jeremy Galyon, ÖnayKağanKöse, John Robert Lindsey, Alex Richardson, and Eric Schmidt.

The production is staged by director-choreographer Candace Evans and Sebastian Lang-Lessing conducts the San Antonio Symphony.Set design is by Andrew Cavanaugh Holland, costume design by Linda Pisano, lighting design by Chad R. Jung, and wig and makeup design by Stephanie Williams.

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Photo by Karen Almond: Patricia Racette as Salome in OPERA San Antonio’s inaugural production of Richard Strauss’ Salome in the Tobin Center’s H-E-B Performance Hall

So, what are you waiting for? Performances take place on Thursday, January 8 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, January 11 at 2 p.m. Tickets are available through the Tobin Center box office online at www.tobincenter.org, by phone at (210) 223-8624, or in person at 100 Auditorium Circle, San Antonio, TX 78205. For more information about OPERA San Antonio, visit operaSA.org.