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Salome by Strauss @Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich – Munich Opera Festival– New Production

June 27, 2019 - July 10, 2019

photo felix loechner - Salome by Strauss @Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich – Munich Opera Festival– New Production

“How beautiful Princess Salome is tonight!”. Oscar Wilde’s French drama, arranged as opera text by the composer himself, was a stroke of genius of the fin de siècle, a scandal on one hand and an absolute hit on the other, both an artistic and a financial success which allowed Richard Strauss to buy his villa in Garmisch. Salome demands the head of the prophet, John the Baptist, who has rejected her, from her lustful stepfather – and bound by an oath, he cannot deny her. And so the zealous admonisher dies, and with him the princess is undone – “Kill this woman!”. Krzysztof Warlikowski is convinced that Salome recounts many of the contradictions of the period of origin, that in this piece, however, much is also dismissed of that which at the time was still the future: “It’s not just what’s in the work of art itself that is important, whether it be Oscar Wilde or Richard Strauss, but rather the whole context, which Christianity and the history of the 20th century add to this piece.”

Photo © Felix Löchner

In German with German and English surtitles

Conductor Kirill Petrenko
Production Krzysztof Warlikowski
Cooperation staging Marielle Kahn
Stage and Costumes Małgorzata Szczęśniak
Light Felice Ross
Choreography Claude Bardouil
Dramaturgy Malte Krasting

• Herodes Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke
• Herodias Michaela Schuster
• Salome Marlis Petersen
• Jochanaan Wolfgang Koch
• Narraboth Pavol Breslik
• Ein Page der Herodias Rachael Wilson
• Erster Jude Scott MacAllister
• Zweiter Jude Michael Porter
• Dritter Jude Kristofer Lundin
• Vierter Jude Kevin Conners
• Fünfter Jude Peter Lobert
• Erster Nazarener Callum Thorpe
• Zweiter Nazarener Ulrich Reß
• Erster Soldat Kristof Klorek
• Zweiter Soldat Alexander Milev
• Ein Cappadocier Milan Siljanov


June 27, 2019
July 10, 2019
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