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Opera

Salome

Playing from 06 February to 27 February
Buy tickets 2021-02-06 3.00 PM Ticket price from 110 SEK
Music
Richard Strauss
Libretto
Hedwig Lachmann after Oscar Wilde
Director
Sofia Jupither
Set design
Lars-Åke Thessman
Costume & Mask
Maria Geber
Choreography
Roger Lybeck
Light
Linus Fellbom
Dramaturg
Katarina Aronsson
Language
Sung in German with Swedish surtitles
Running time
The performance lasts about 1 hours and 45 minutes, no interval.

»…the audience is privileged,” Opera magazine


Salome is given everything she desires. Men adore her and she is used to getting what she wants. But there is one man she cannot have, because he only has eyes for God. Salome desires the captive, deeply pious, John the Baptist. The more he rejects her, the more obsessed she gets. Salome’s stepfather, Herod, is obsessed too, by his stepdaughter. He promises her whatever she wants if she dances for him. Salome dances, then she demands the head of John the Baptist on a silver platter.

A dysfunctional family and forbidden desire are served when Richard Strauss’ brutal Salome, based on a play by Oscar Wilde, returns to the Royal Opera. When director Sofia Jupither made her opera debut with this production in 2013, Svenska Dagbladet described it as a “well-chiselled psychological chamber opera” and an”impressive debut”. Opera magazine had “every reason to rejoice over this new production” and added that “the audience is privileged to attend a production that in every way is a world class performance in the orchestra pit«.


Performance dates

The cast (with reservation for changes)

Contributors

Salome
Vida Mikneviciute
The Page of Herodias
Third Jew
Wiktor Sundqvist
Fourth Jew
Fifth Jew
First Nazarene
Second Nazarene
First soldier
Second soldier
A Cappadocian

Royal Swedish Orchestra

Contributors

Salome
Vida Mikneviciute
The Page of Herodias
Third Jew
Wiktor Sundqvist
Fourth Jew
Fifth Jew
First Nazarene
Second Nazarene
First soldier
Second soldier
A Cappadocian

Royal Swedish Orchestra

Contributors

Salome
Vida Mikneviciute
The Page of Herodias
Third Jew
Wiktor Sundqvist
Fourth Jew
Fifth Jew
First Nazarene
Second Nazarene
First soldier
Second soldier
A Cappadocian

Royal Swedish Orchestra

Contributors

Salome
Vida Mikneviciute
The Page of Herodias
Third Jew
Wiktor Sundqvist
Fourth Jew
Fifth Jew
First Nazarene
Second Nazarene
First soldier
Second soldier
A Cappadocian

Royal Swedish Orchestra

Contributors

Salome
Vida Mikneviciute
The Page of Herodias
Third Jew
Wiktor Sundqvist
Fourth Jew
Fifth Jew
First Nazarene
Second Nazarene
First soldier
Second soldier
A Cappadocian

Royal Swedish Orchestra

Contributors

Salome
Vida Mikneviciute
The Page of Herodias
Third Jew
Wiktor Sundqvist
Fourth Jew
Fifth Jew
First Nazarene
Second Nazarene
First soldier
Second soldier
A Cappadocian

Royal Swedish Orchestra

Contributors

Salome
Vida Mikneviciute
The Page of Herodias
Third Jew
Wiktor Sundqvist
Fourth Jew
Fifth Jew
First Nazarene
Second Nazarene
First soldier
Second soldier
A Cappadocian

Royal Swedish Orchestra

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Cast

Herodes
Herodias
Salome
Vida Mikneviciute
Narraboth
The Page of Herodias
Second Jew
Third Jew
Wiktor Sundqvist
Fourth Jew
Fifth Jew
First Nazarene
Second Nazarene
First soldier
Second soldier
A Cappadocian
Conductor

Royal Swedish Orchestra