Deliciously Evil – Short Sharp and Shocking – Truly Biblical




Cameron Menzies with an impressive career over the past five or so years in Australia and overseas as a director of opera, theatre and cabaret  takes the Sunday Arts Magazine team on a journey of discovery into Victorian Opera’s production of Richard Strauss’ controversial opera Salome which opens Season 2020 with a new production staged at Palais Theatre, St Kilda

The image of Salome kissing the severed head of John the Baptist at once repulses and fascinates; it still holds the power to shock audiences in Strauss’ exhilarating opera.

Richard Mills conducts Orchestra Victoria with direction by Cameron Menzies and a cast led by Lithuanian soprano Vida Miknevičiūtė, English tenor Ian Storey, contralto Liane Keegan, and bass-baritone Daniel Sumegi.