Review: LA Opera’s Salome With Soprano Patricia Racette

“Racette becomes Salome. She’s had some practice this season, having performed the role for the Met and Pittsburgh Opera. For an opera star over 50, she does a remarkable job of portraying a playful Salome in the opening, then dancing provocatively (and ending naked) for her lecherous stepfather, King Herod, in the famous “Dance of the Seven Veils,” stubbornly demanding her revenge, and finally giving us a window onto madness. Racette is fearless. Her complete absorption in one of opera’s most demanding roles is nothing less than awe-inspiring. This is Salome’s opera, and it was Racette’s at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. The other characters are almost insignificant, mere pawns to move the story along…”

—Julie Riggott, Culture Spot LA

Read the full REVIEW >

Published: March 9, 2017