Salome

Music Richard Strauss → Oper in einem Akt

02. October 2020
Friday
19.30 - 21.15
No intermission
02. October 2020
Friday
19.30 - 21.15
No intermission
06. October 2020
Tuesday
20.00 - 21.45
No intermission
08. October 2020
Thursday
20.00 - 21.45
No intermission
10. October 2020
Saturday
20.00 - 21.45
No intermission

Cast 25.04.2019

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
Narraboth Jörg Schneider
Page Ulrike Helzel
1. Jude Thomas Ebenstein
2. Jude Peter Jelosits
3. Jude Carlos Osuna
4. Jude Benedikt Kobel
5. Jude Sorin Coliban
1. Nazarener Alexandru Moisiuc
2. Nazarener Manuel Walser
1. Soldat Wolfgang Bankl
2. Soldat Ayk Martirossian
Ein Cappadocier Jens Musger
Ein Sklave Thomas Köber

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.