Jay Morris – Herod
Jay Morris will play the role of King Herod in Salome. Listen as he talks about the opera’s unforgettable story and the role his character will play in Salome.
“Herod goes a little bit crazy,” Morris explains. “[He] is so completely in love with Salome that he begs her—in fact, bribes her—to dance for him… And she says, ‘I want the head of John the Baptist on a silver platter.'”
“When you come to Salome, you are in for something really exclusively spectacular and haunting and strange,” Morris says.
“You better buckle up for this one. Salome is a wild ride.”
Julia Mintzer – Salome
Julia Mintzer will be singing the title role in Tulsa Opera’s production of Salome. Listen as she discusses what’s exciting about this hugely popular story and what Tulsans can expect from this immersive opera experience!
“What excites me the most about Salome is the massive range of emotion and experience that you get in this really compact time frame,” Mintzer says.
“[Salome] goes through this huge range of emotion, from mild curiosity, to absolute infatuation and obsession, to despair, to exultation – just in this span of under 2 hours.”
“This production has got everything.”
Wayne Tigges – Jochanaan
Wayne Tigges will play the role of Jochanaan, John the Baptist, in Tulsa Opera’s production of Salome. Listen as he talks about the challenges of the role and what’s intriguing about the story of Salome.
“The singing in and of itself is an awesome challenge,” Tigges says.
“It’s just a really great, powerful piece of music. The voices are…bigger, rounder sounds than normal, which gives its own style. It’s an exciting opera. It’s fun to do, and every time I see it, I’m stoked to listen to it.”
“This will be a Salome that you have not seen before.”