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New National Theatre, Tokyo: Opera House1-1-1 Honmachi Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 151-0071, Japan
May 17 14:00, May 20 19:00, May 23 14:00, May 26 14:00
Performers
New National Theatre
Constantin TrinksConductor
August EverdingDirector
Jörg ZimmermannSet Designer
Alex PendaSopranoSalome
Jennifer LarmoreContraltoHerodias
Ian StoreyTenorHerodes
Jun SuzukiTenorNarraboth
Tómas TómassonBassJochanaan
Tatsuhiko KitagawaBass-baritone1st Nazarene
Naoyuki AkitaniTenor2nd Nazarene
Nayuta ShimizuBass1st Soldier
Hiroshi KanekoBass2nd Soldier
Shigeru HatakeyamaBaritone5th Jew
Shuhei ItogaTenor4th Jew
Minoru KamoshitaTenor3rd Jew
Hideyuki AochiTenor2nd Jew
Takumi YogiTenor1st Jew
Etsuko KanohMezzo-sopranoHerodias's Page
Takashi TomokiyoBaritoneCappadocian
Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra

Sung in German with Japanese surtitles

Salome is a masterpiece by the archetypal German late Romantic composer, Richard STRAUSS. It is a one-act opera based on the eponymous play by Oscar WILDE, featuring an episode from the New Testament. The decadent content of the opera brought a reaction at its first performance and made STRAUSS's name known.A crucible of rich melodies and bold discords, this tense and dramatic one-act performance will take your breath away. This production by the late August EVERDING is a magical masterpiece, set around a huge ancient well in centre stage. A popular repertoire at the NNTT, this is our seventh revival since its first showing in 2000.

Conducting will be Constantin TRINKS, noted for his prowess with Richard STRAUSS. The title role will be played by the Alex PENDA, while heldentenor Ian STOREY will be playing Herodes. Jennifer LARMORE, known for her performance as Kostelnička in "Jenůfa", will play Herodias, while Russian opera and Wagner extraordinaire Tómas TÓMASSON will appear in the role of Johanaan.

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