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Salome
About the performance

The premiere of the one-act opera by Richard Strauss Salome took place at the Royal Opera Theatre of Dresden on the 9th of December 1905. It was performed under the leadership of conductor Ernst von Schuch by the orchestra, that was enlarged to one hundred and twenty musicians, and excellent cast, amongst which were famous Wagnerian singers Marie Wittich (Salome), Karel Burian (Herodes) and Karl Perron (Jochanaan). The author considered it to be an outstanding performance.

A scandalous reputation of the play by Oscar Wilde (1891), which became the foundation of the libretto, written by the composer himself, fuelled interest in the new opera even further. By 1906, Salome had appeared on the stages of sixteen European opera theatres, including Leipzig, Cologne, Milan, Turin… A year later – in New York, Paris, Amsterdam and Brussels. The Austrian premiere, held in 1906 in Graz under the direction of the author, gathered the best representatives of the music world: in the auditorium amongst other important names were Gustav Mahler, Giacomo Puccini, Arnold Schoenberg and Alban Berg.

Premiered on February 25, 2021.

Coproduction with Metropolitan Opera.

Libretto by the composer after the play of the same name by Oscar Wilde in Hedwig Lachmann’ translation

Conductor
Tugan Sokhiev
Scene:
Historic Stage
Auditorium
Run time:
1 hour 50 minutes
Language:
German
Bolshoi opera official sponsor is Payment System MIR
Ilya Selivanov as Narraboth. Asmik Grigoryan as Salome.

Photo by Damir Yusupov.

Asmik Grigoryan as Salome. Elizaveta Muir as Child Salome.

Photo by Damir Yusupov.

Asmik Grigoryan as Salome. Tomas Mayer as Jochanaan.

Photo by Monika Rittershaus.

Tomas Mayer as Jochanaan. Elizaveta Muir as Child Salome.

Photo by Damir Yusupov.

Vincent Wolfsteiner as Herodes. Asmik Grigoryan as Salome. Anna Maria Chiuri as Herodias.

Photo by Damir Yusupov.

Asmik Grigoryan as Salome. Vincent Wolfsteiner as Herodes.

Photo by Monika Rittershaus.

Asmik Grigoryan as Salome. Vincent Wolfsteiner as Herodes.

Photo by Monika Rittershaus.

Elizaveta Litvinova as Child Salome.

Photo by Damir Yusupov.

Asmik Grigoryan as Salome. Vincent Wolfsteiner as Herodes.

Photo by Monika Rittershaus.

Asmik Grigoryan as Salome. Natalia Kondratova, Uliana Utkina, Polina Lazareva, Viktoria Popugaeva, Elizaveta Litvinova, Elizaveta Muir as Child Salome.

Photo by Damir Yusupov.

Vincent Wolfsteiner as Herodes. Asmik Grigoryan as Salome. Anna Maria Chiuri as Herodias.

Photo by Monika Rittershaus.

Asmik Grigoryan as Salome. Vincent Wolfsteiner as Herodes.

Photo by Monika Rittershaus.

Asmik Grigoryan as Salome.

Photo by Damir Yusupov.

A scene from the performance.

Photo by Monika Rittershaus.

Cast
10 February
2022

Thursday, 19:00

09 February
2022

Wednesday, 19:00

08 February
2022

Tuesday, 19:00

23 October
2021

Saturday, 19:00

22 October
2021

Friday, 19:00

21 October
2021

Thursday, 19:00

20 October
2021

Wednesday, 19:00

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Synopsis

Narraboth and his men describe the beauty of the Princess Salome, who lives together with her mother Herodias in the house of her stepfather, the ruler Herod. Again and again, Salome hears the voice of Jokanaan. He prophecizes the overthrow of the existing order. 

Salome is attracted by his voice and by the things he says. She demands to see Jokanaan and to speak with him. She is allowedto see him - against all the instructions. He speaks to her, and he also speaks to her stepfather, who fears him, and to her mother, who ridicules him. He continues his attack on Salome's parents, and his voice penetrates the isolated structure consisting of father, mother and child.

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