For his last season as Music Director of the Verbier Festival Orchestra (VFO), Charles Dutoit opens the 2017 Verbier Festival with a concert version of Richard Strauss' Salomé.
Revisited many times over the course of the centuries, a new interest in the story of the biblical character Salomé flowered in the second half of the 19th century.
Insulted by the prophet Jochanaan's refusal of her kisses, Salomé, an obstinate princess, decides to seek vengeance at all costs. In exchange for his head, she dances for her step-father Herod...
Made possible by the support of the Tabor Foundation.
Photo: Charles Dutoit © Nicolas Brodard
Vladimir Jurowski (conductor), Katharina Thoma (stage director) – With Soile Isokoski (Ariadne) – Glyndebourne
Verbier Festival 2014