Stradella’s 1675 oratorio tells the familiar story of the irreverent murder of Saint John the Baptist at the incestuous court of King Herod. Herod's stepdaughter Salome demands the saint's head in return for her seductive dance. Hear the sublime musical utterances of St. John the Baptist, Salome’s vitriolic virtuosity, and a full string orchestra with concertino soloists. Don’t miss this fiercely compact oratorio (75 minutes in length) by one of the 17th-century’s most compelling Italian composers.
Daniel Bubeck, countertenor, as San Giovanni
Sarah Gartshore, soprano, as Erodiade la figlia
Jared Schwartz, bass, as Erode
Rosalind Lee, soprano, as Erodiade la madre
Lawrence Jones, tenor, as Consigliere
Craig Trompeter, Music Director