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NationaltheaterMünchen, Bayern, Deutschland
Oktober 05 20:00, Oktober 09 20:00, Oktober 13 18:00
Bayerische Staatsoper
Kirill PetrenkoDirigent
Krzysztof WarlikowskiRegisseur
Małgorzata SzczęśniakBühnenbild, Kostüme
Marlis PetersenSopranSalome
Doris SoffelMezzosopranHerodias
Wolfgang Ablinger-SperrhackeTenorHerodes
Evan LeRoy JohnsonTenorNarraboth
Wolfgang KochBaritonJochanaan
Callum ThorpeBassbaritonErster Nazarener
Ulrich ReßTenorZweiter Nazarener
Martin SnellBassErster Soldat
Alexander MilevBassZweiter Soldat
Scott MacAllisterTenorErster Jude
Roman PayerTenorZweiter Jude
Kristofer LundinTenorDritter Jude
Paul KaufmannTenorVierter Jude
Peter LobertBassFünfter Jude
Rachael WilsonMezzosopranHerodias' Page
Milan SiljanovBassCappadocian
Bayerisches Staatsorchester

"The secret of love is greater than the secret of death" (Salome)

"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."

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