March 25, 27 & 29, April 4 & 5

St John the Baptist

A PROVOCATIVE OPERA INTERPRETATION

OVERVIEW

New Production and Company Premiere
Music by Alessandro Stradella
Libretto by Girardo Ansaldi
Performed in Italian with English supertitles

Conductor | Stephen Stubbs
Director | Christopher Alden
Scenic and Costume Designer | Marsha Ginsberg
Lighting Designer | Amith Chandrashaker
Hair & Makeup Designer | Ronell Oliveri

Salome | Liv Redpath
Herod | Andrew Harris
San Giovanni | Randall Scotting
Consigliere | Chad Johnson
Herodiade | Heather Buck

SUMMARY

A dramatic and emotionally vivid telling of the final days of John the Baptist, this new production follows the saga of a spiritual leader reduced to a pawn in a lustful and deadly bargain between King Herod and his own stepdaughter Salome. Through the prism of these ancient characters, the provocative and acclaimed director Christopher Alden asks a modern audience to explore the eternal tension in power dynamics between men and women in a unique found space with bold direction and contemporary design. Conductor and GRAMMY Award-winning early music specialist Stephen Stubbs (2014- Agrippina, 2016- Semele) returns to Opera Omaha to lead a stellar cast featuring the company debuts of countertenor Randall Scotting and soprano Liv Redpath, as well as the return of bass Andrew Harris (2018- Proving Up).

Performances

March 25, 2020 7:30 PM
March 27, 2020 7:30 PM
March 29, 2020 2:00 PM
April 4, 2020 2:00 PM
April 5, 2020 7:30 PM

MIDCO Glass Building

1141 N. 11th Street
Omaha, NE 68102