Richard Strauss (1864 – 1949)
Sung in German, with surtitles
Opera in one act
Libretto by the composer, based on Hedwig Lachmann's German translation of the play "Salomé" by Oscar Wilde
First performance: 1905 in Dresden
Sa, 16.02.2019
New Production | PremiereGrosses Haus19:30
The biblical story of Salome and John the Baptist inspired Oscar Wilde's scandalous one-act play, which Richard Strauss turned into his musical psycho-thriller: the princess falls in love with Jochanaan, public enemy no. 1, a fundamentalist opponent of decadent society. The incarcerated anarchist, who curses and denounces everything that stands against his religious world view, refuses the spoiled teenager's advances. A showdown ensues: Jochanaan is provoked by radical austerity, while Salome shows her power trough erotic manipulation. Both paths end in death. But Salome sings: "The mystery of love is stronger than the mystery of death".


Conductor Patrick Lange
Director, Stage & Costume Designer Le Lab – Jean-Philippe Clarac, Olivier Deloeuil
Lighting Designer Christophe Pitoiset, Oliver Porst
Video Jean-Baptiste Beïs
Artistic Collaborator Lodie Kardouss
Graphic Design Julien Roques
Dramaturgy Luc Bourrousse, Regine Palmai
Herodes Frank van Aken
Herodias Andrea Baker
Salome Sera Gösch
Jochanaan Thomas de Vries
Narraboth Simon Bode
The Page of Herodias Silvia Hauer
First Jew Rouwen Huther
Second Jew Erik Biegel
Third Jew Christian Rathgeber
Fourth Jew Ralf Rachbauer
Fifth Jew Philipp Mayer
First Nazarene Young Doo Park
Second Nazarene Daniel Carison
Hessisches Staatsorchester Wiesbaden