Salome

Music Richard Strauss

27. September 2019
Friday
20.00 - 21.45
No intermission
27. September 2019
Friday
20.00 - 21.45
No intermission
01. October 2019
Tuesday
20.00 - 21.45
No intermission
01. October 2019
Tuesday
20.00 - 21.45
No intermission
04. October 2019
Friday
20.00 - 21.45
No intermission
04. October 2019
Friday
20.00 - 21.45
No intermission
20. January 2020
Monday
20.00 - 21.45
No intermission
20. January 2020
Monday
20.00 - 21.45
No intermission
20. January 2020
Monday
20.00 - 21.45
No intermission
24. January 2020
Friday
20.00 - 21.45
No intermission
08. October 2020
Thursday
No intermission
Ordering tickets
10. October 2020
Saturday
No intermission
Ordering tickets
20. January 2021
Wednesday
No intermission
Ordering tickets
23. January 2021
Saturday
No intermission
Ordering tickets

Cast 22.04.2019

Conductor Michael Boder
Director Boleslaw Barlog
Set and costume design Jürgen Rose
Herodes Herwig Pecoraro
Herodias Jane Henschel
Salome Gun-Brit Barkmin
Jochanaan Markus Marquardt

Details

When »Salome« finally had its world premiere in Dresden in 1905 – after the director of the Vienna Court Opera, Gustav Mahler, tried to push for its own opening at all costs – it caused quite the scandal: »Salome« was met with censorship and banned at the Vienna State Opera for many years. In this electrifying and fascinating work, Strauss lets a young princess’ sexual awakening collide with the ascetic religious truth of a prophet. The one-act opera lasting a mere 100 minutes is a seething delirium in which the composer courageously breaks with everything previously known: from moral concepts to sound. To this day, the music continues to captivate the listener with its rich imagery, ecstatic emotionality and sharp, sometimes garish character depictions. The current staging juxtaposes Old Testament history with the Art Nouveau ornamentation of its time of origin, thereby highlighting the decadent and intoxicating score.