06 Mar 2020


19:30 - 23:00

Salome / Narraboth

 Salome wants to break out of the situation in which she in living. She is fascinated by a stranger’s voice. This belongs to Joachanaan, held captive by her step-father Herodes. However, the worlds that collide here could not be more divergent. Driven into an orgiastic frenzy by Jochanaan’s escapism, Salome escalates into the only category she can understand: as property. What follows is a horrific ritual of destruction… “The play is crying out for music,” Richard Strauss concluded about Oscar Wilde’s stage play in 1902 and immediately began setting it to music of an overwhelming sensuality – now in repertoire again at Opernhaus Düsseldorf in Tatjana Gürbaca’s “at times grotesquely exaggerated images,” which “dig remarkably deep into the original” (Ralf Tiedemann, Opernglas). 
Music Drama in One Act Libretto by the composerIn German with surtitlesDuration: approx. 1 ¾ hours, no intervalFor all from 16 upwards

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