Oper

Richard Strauss

Salome

Oper in einem Akt

Text Hedwig Lachmann

nach Oscar Wilde

Wednesday 5. June 2024 19:00 – 20:45 No break Main Stage
Area 1 220,00 €
Area 1

220,00 €

Area 2 175,00 €
Area 2

175,00 €

Area 3 140,00 €
Area 3

140,00 €

Area 4 100,00 €
Area 4

100,00 €

Area 5 76,00 €
Area 5

76,00 €

Area 6 52,00 €
Area 6

52,00 €

Area 7 36,00 €
Area 7

36,00 €

Area 8 25,00 €
Area 8

25,00 €

Area 9 15,00 €
Area 9

15,00 €

Standing room
Standing room

Ö1
Strauss Zyklus

Ticket information

With the Strauss cycle, you can see timeless classics that provide an overview of Richard Strauss' multifaceted oeuvre: From Der Rosenkavalier, staged by Otto Schenk, to the sensational new production of Salome from 2023.

12. September 2023: DAPHNE
14. October 2023: THE WOMAN WITHOUT A SHADOW
17. December 2023: ELEKTRA
21. March 2024: THE ROSE CAVALIER
05. June 2024: SALOME


Cast at
5. June 2024

Erster Jude

Norbert Ernst

Zweiter Jude

Ted Black

Dritter Jude

Carlos Osuna

Fünfter Jude

Evgeny Solodovnikov

Erster Nazarener

Clemens Unterreiner

Zweiter Nazarener

Attila Mokus

Erster Soldat

Wolfgang Bankl

Zweiter Soldat

Stephano Park

Musikalische Leitung

Philippe Jordan

Inszenierung

Cyril Teste

Künstlerische Mitarbeit

Céline Gaudier

Bühne

Valérie Grall

Kostüme

Marie La Rocca

Licht

Julien Boizard

Video

Mehdi Toutain-Lopez

Video - Live Kamera

Rémy Nguyen

Choreographie

Magdalena Chowaniec

3 more dates

Salome

Cast at Sunday 9. June 2024

Jochanaan

Iain Paterson

Narraboth

Daniel Jenz

Erster Jude

Norbert Ernst

Zweiter Jude

Ted Black

Dritter Jude

Carlos Osuna

Fünfter Jude

Evgeny Solodovnikov

Erster Nazarener

Clemens Unterreiner

Zweiter Nazarener

Attila Mokus

Erster Soldat

Wolfgang Bankl

Zweiter Soldat

Stephano Park

Musikalische Leitung

Philippe Jordan

Inszenierung

Cyril Teste

Künstlerische Mitarbeit

Céline Gaudier

Bühne

Valérie Grall

Kostüme

Marie La Rocca

Licht

Julien Boizard

Video

Mehdi Toutain-Lopez

Video - Live Kamera

Rémy Nguyen

Choreographie

Magdalena Chowaniec
Area 1 220,00 €
Area 1

220,00 €

Area 2 175,00 €
Area 2

175,00 €

Area 3 140,00 €
Area 3

140,00 €

Area 4 100,00 €
Area 4

100,00 €

Area 5 76,00 €
Area 5

76,00 €

Area 6 52,00 €
Area 6

52,00 €

Area 7 36,00 €
Area 7

36,00 €

Area 8 25,00 €
Area 8

25,00 €

Area 9 15,00 €
Area 9

15,00 €

Standing room
Standing room

Included in: Abo 23
Abo 23

Choose a day of the week and your favorite seats and enjoy five performances in one season.

The following performances are included in this subscription:

01. October 2023: LA TRAVIATA
26. November 2023: DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE
11. February 2024: GISELLE
10. March 2024: ANIMAL FARM
09. June 2024: SALOME

Salome

Cast at Thursday 13. June 2024

Jochanaan

Iain Paterson

Narraboth

Daniel Jenz

Erster Jude

Norbert Ernst

Zweiter Jude

Ted Black

Dritter Jude

Carlos Osuna

Fünfter Jude

Evgeny Solodovnikov

Erster Nazarener

Clemens Unterreiner

Zweiter Nazarener

Attila Mokus

Erster Soldat

Wolfgang Bankl

Zweiter Soldat

Stephano Park

Musikalische Leitung

Philippe Jordan

Inszenierung

Cyril Teste

Künstlerische Mitarbeit

Céline Gaudier

Bühne

Valérie Grall

Kostüme

Marie La Rocca

Licht

Julien Boizard

Video

Mehdi Toutain-Lopez

Video - Live Kamera

Rémy Nguyen

Choreographie

Magdalena Chowaniec
Area 1 220,00 €
Area 1

220,00 €

Area 2 175,00 €
Area 2

175,00 €

Area 3 140,00 €
Area 3

140,00 €

Area 4 100,00 €
Area 4

100,00 €

Area 5 76,00 €
Area 5

76,00 €

Area 6 52,00 €
Area 6

52,00 €

Area 7 36,00 €
Area 7

36,00 €

Area 8 25,00 €
Area 8

25,00 €

Area 9 15,00 €
Area 9

15,00 €

Standing room
Standing room

Included in: Abo 20
Abo 20

Choose a day of the week and your favorite seats and enjoy five performances in one season.

The following performances are included in this subscription:

07. September 2023: LA CLEMENZA DI TITO
02. November 2023: L'ELISIR D'AMORE
29. February 2024: DON QUIXOTE
18. April 2024: CARMEN
13. June 2024: SALOME

Salome

Cast at Monday 17. June 2024

Jochanaan

Iain Paterson

Narraboth

Daniel Jenz

Erster Jude

Norbert Ernst

Zweiter Jude

Ted Black

Dritter Jude

Carlos Osuna

Fünfter Jude

Evgeny Solodovnikov

Erster Nazarener

Clemens Unterreiner

Zweiter Nazarener

Attila Mokus

Erster Soldat

Wolfgang Bankl

Zweiter Soldat

Stephano Park

Musikalische Leitung

Philippe Jordan

Inszenierung

Cyril Teste

Künstlerische Mitarbeit

Céline Gaudier

Bühne

Valérie Grall

Kostüme

Marie La Rocca

Licht

Julien Boizard

Video

Mehdi Toutain-Lopez

Video - Live Kamera

Rémy Nguyen

Choreographie

Magdalena Chowaniec
Area 1 220,00 €
Area 1

220,00 €

Area 2 175,00 €
Area 2

175,00 €

Area 3 140,00 €
Area 3

140,00 €

Area 4 100,00 €
Area 4

100,00 €

Area 5 76,00 €
Area 5

76,00 €

Area 6 52,00 €
Area 6

52,00 €

Area 7 36,00 €
Area 7

36,00 €

Area 8 25,00 €
Area 8

25,00 €

Area 9 15,00 €
Area 9

15,00 €

Standing room
Standing room

Included in: Zyklus ‚Klassiker des Repertoires‘
Zyklus ‚Klassiker des Repertoires‘

These »classics« have become an integral part of the repertoire. With La traviata, Le nozze di Figaro, Turandot and Salome, in addition to Der Rosenkavalier, the program includes new productions from recent seasons that represent the many forms of opera.

12. October 2023: LA TRAVIATA
12. November 2023: LE NOZZE DI FIGARO
27. March 2024: DER ROSENKAVALIER
01. June 2024: TURANDOT
17. June 2024: SALOME

About the Production

Short Summary

Salome grows up in a terrifying, horrific and deeply hurtful environment.

The ascetic prophet Jochanaan, who preaches repentance, seems to offer her an escape from this world. However, he rejects her longing. Full of immature anger, she demands his head. When Salome kisses the prophet's bloody mouth, her stepfather Herod orders her to be killed.

Salome

Storyline

The tetrarch Herod celebrates his birthday with a select group of guests. Two soldiers and the centurion Narraboth are guarding the prisoner Jochanaan. Narraboth is in love with Herod's stepdaughter Salome. He ignores the page's warnings. The prophet's voice is heard from the dungeon. He announces the arrival of the Messiah.

Disgusted by her stepfather's intrusiveness, Salome leaves the table. She listens to the prophet's admonitions and wants to see him. She persuades Narraboth to defy the tetrarch's express prohibition and fulfill her wish.

Jochanaan appears before Salome. Without paying any attention to her at first, he accuses her stepfather of an incestuous marriage to her mother Herodias. The strange man awakens Salome's longing and desire. She is overcome by the desire to touch his hair and body and kiss his mouth. Her rapture drives Narraboth to suicide. The prophet rejects Salome, saying that there is only one person who can save her: Jesus of Nazareth. When Salome does not let go of Jochanaan, he curses her and retreats to his prison.

The Tetrarch appears in search of Salome. Once again, the prophet's warning voice can be heard. Herodias demands that he be handed over to the Jews. Herod resists because he considers Jochanaan to be a holy man, a view that provokes a fierce dispute among the Jews: while some see him as a charlatan, the Nazarenes revere him as the harbinger of salvation.

Herod asks Salome to dance for him. She only agrees after he has sworn an oath to fulfill her every wish as a reward. Salome dances and demands the head of Jochanaan. The horrified Herod offers her the most precious treasures, but Salome insists on her demand. She is lost in the sight of the severed head. When she finally kisses the prophet's bloody mouth, Herod orders her to be killed.

Due to explicit depictions of violence and clearly recognizable abuse by association, we recommend attending the performance only from the age of 16.

The young Salome actresses and their parents were accompanied throughout the rehearsals by the Vienna State Opera's child welfare team. Together with the director, they worked out how the subject matter dealt with in the play could be presented in a child-friendly way with the participation of young actors.

Total 100 MIN

»I don't know what I'm going to say before the actual rehearsals start. Because that depends on the actors. They give me the energy from which my performance emerges. I'm just the cartographer, it's the singers who enter the thicket of the forest and penetrate it. You also have to allow for chance. Chance is a great dramaturge. Now, three weeks after the start of rehearsals, I am - perhaps - beginning to understand. Theater is not a picture, but something alive. You can only understand it by experiencing it.« (Cyril Teste)

»An essential aspect of this work, which you literally notice at first glance, is the large, widely differentiated orchestral apparatus. This enables an incredible palette of shades and the entire breadth of sound techniques. Thanks to this orchestra, Strauss creates a great atmospheric magic; just imagine the sultry evening mood, the »oriental« coloring, the sound images. He uses the celesta or harps, for example, but also many solo strings, a rich selection of different wind instruments, especially clarinets - a whole battalion - and also divided strings, some of which use different techniques. Last but not least, there is an incredible percussion section, including the glockenspiel and the very important xylophone. And Strauss tries to draw new timbres out of these instruments, ones that didn't exist before.« (Philippe Jordan)

The opera director Gustav Mahler, who was so important for Vienna, was deeply enthusiastic about Salome (»It is a very ingenious, very powerful work that is definitely one of the most significant works of our time! There is a volcano working and living under a lot of rubble, an underground fire - not just fireworks!«) and wanted to bring the work to the Vienna Court Opera. But the censors thwarted his plans and banned the opera due to »moral« concerns. It was not until 1918 that Salome celebrated its premiere at the Vienna State Opera.

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