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Salomé (with French subtitles)

Information

Length

1h40

Language

Bilingual

Audience

65 and up
Adults
Young adults
Members

Type of activity

Cinéma du Musée

Mode

In Person

Sunday 11 : 10:00 am

Sunday December 11, 2022 at 10:00 am
Book

Original German version with French subtitles.

Opera Richard Strauss
Musical direction Simone Young
Stage direction Lydia Steier
Orchestre de l’Opéra national de Paris

Certain explicit scenes of a violent and sexual nature may upset sensitive audiences.

King Herod’s stepdaughter, Salome, princess of Judea, finds palace life dreary. Her curiosity is roused when she hears the voice of Jochanaan, a prophet held prisoner by Herod who is afraid of him. Obsessed by this enigmatic and virtuous man, Salome is ready to do anything to possess him, dead or alive. Drawing on Oscar Wilde’s scandalous play of the same name, in 1905 Richard Strauss produced the work that was to ensure his status as Wagner’s successor in the history of German opera. “Dance for me, Salome”. From Herod’s lubricious injunction to the young woman stems one of the most emblematic orchestral passages in opera: the dance of the seven veils. A hypnotic interlude in itself sufficient to capture the fatal mounting desire that suffuses this work whose orchestration is as rich as it is modern. A dazzling hour and forty minutes, decadent in its very essence, which, for her debut at the Paris Opera, Lydia Steier conjures up the work’s decadent essential.

Artistic team
New production

Singspiel in one act (1905)
Music / Richard Strauss
Libretto / Hedwig Lachmann
After Oscar Wilde, Salome

Musical direction / Simone Young
Stage direction / Lydia Steier
Sets and video / Momme Hinrichs
Costumes / Andy Besuch
Lighting design / Olaf Freese
Dramaturgy / Maurice Lenhard

Orchestre de l’Opéra national de Paris

Presented by Alain Duault

Cast
Herodes / John Daszak
Herodias / Karita Mattila
Salome / Elza van den Heever
Jochanaan / Iain Paterson
Narraboth / Tansel Akzeybek
Page des Herodias / Katharina Magiera
Erster Jude / Matthäus Schmidlechner
Zweiter Jude /Éric Huchet
Dritter Jude / Maciej Kwasnikowski
Vierter Jude / Mathias Vidal
Fünfter Jude / Sava Vemic
Erster Nazarener /Luke Stoker
Zweiter Nazarener / Yiorgo Ioannou
Erster Soldat / Dominic Barbieri
Zweiter Soldat / Bastian Thomas Kohl
Ein Cappadocier / Alejandro Baliñas Vieites
Ein Sklave / Marion Grange

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