Metropolitan Opera 2016-17 Season: Audience Reactions from Premiere of Strauss’ ‘Salome’

By OperaWire

The Metropolitan Opera opened Strauss’ “Salome” on Monday Dec. 5 in Jurgen Flimm’s modern take. The current revival stars Patricia Racette in her first German role at the Met and Zeljko Lucic as John the Baptist. Nancy Fabiola Herrera and Gerhard Siegel also star with Johannes Debus in the pit. So what did audiences think of the revival? Here are some first reactions from audiences who attended: