Washington National Opera’s edgy new ‘Salome’

By Terry Ponick [Washington Times, 9 October 2010]
WASHINGTON — The Washington National Opera (WNO) debuted its intriguing new Francesca Zambello-led production of Richard Strauss’ Salome this past Thursday evening at the Kennedy Center’s Opera House. Like the company’s previous production, Verdi’s Un ballo in maschera, WNO’s Salome, starring famed soprano Deborah Voigt, was as notable for the high quality of its singing as it was for the astoundingly cheap look of its single, budget set.