The Metropolitan Opera: Richard Strauss’s Salome

Airs Saturday, December 17, at 12 noon. The 2016-17 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with Richard Strauss’s Salome starring Patricia Racette in the title role of the Judean princess. Racette makes a Met role debut in this production, as do her co-stars Željko Lučić as Jochanaan (John the Baptist); Nancy Fabiola Herrera as Herodias, Salome’s mother; and Gerhard Siegel as the lecherous King Herod. Chinese tenor Kang Wang makes his network broadcast debut as Narraboth, the Captain of the Guard. German conductor Johannes Debus, Music Director of the Canadian Opera Company, makes his Met debut this season leading this revival. Salome will be heard live over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network at 12:00 p.m. CT on Saturday, December 17.