Assistive Technologies


Directed by
Lydia Steier, Simone Young
Elza van den Heever,
Iain Paterson,
John Daszak
Film Language
in German with English subtitles


Sat 4/13
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King Herod’s stepdaughter, Salome, princess of Judea, finds palace life dreary. Her curiosity is roused when she hears the voice of Jochanaan, a prophet held prisoner by Herod who is afraid of him.

Obsessed by this enigmatic and virtuous man, Salome is ready to do anything to possess him, dead or alive. Drawing on Oscar Wilde’s scandalous play of the same name, in 1905 Richard Strauss produced the work that was to ensure his status as Wagner’s successor in the history of German opera. “Dance for me, Salome”. From Herod’s lubricious injunction to the young woman stems one of the most emblematic orchestral passages in opera: the dance of the seven veils. A hypnotic interlude in itself sufficient to capture the fatal mounting desire that suffuses this work whose orchestration is as rich as it is modern. A dazzling hour and forty minutes, decadent in its very essence, which, for her debut at the Paris Opera, Lydia Steier conjures up the work’s decadent essential.

Artistic team

New production

Singspiel in one act (1905)

Music / Richard Strauss

Libretto / Hedwig Lachmann

After Oscar Wilde, Salome

Musical direction / Simone Young

Stage direction / Lydia Steier

Sets and video / Momme Hinrichs

Costumes / Andy Besuch

Lighting design / Olaf Freese

Dramaturgy / Maurice Lenhard

Orchestre de l’Opéra national de Paris

Presented by Alain Duault


Herodes / John Daszak

Herodias / Karita Mattila

Salome / Elza van den Heever

Jochanaan / Iain Paterson

Narraboth / Tansel Akzeybek

Page des Herodias / Katharina Magiera

Erster Jude / Matthäus Schmidlechner

Zweiter Jude / Éric Huchet

Dritter Jude / Maciej Kwaśnikowski

Vierter Jude / Mathias Vidal

Fünfter Jude / Sava Vemić

Erster Nazarener / Luke Stoker

Zweiter Nazarener /  Yiorgo Ioannou

Erster Soldat / Dominic Barbieri

Zweiter Soldat / Bastian Thomas Kohl

Ein Cappadocier / Alejandro Baliñas Vieites

Ein Sklave / Marion Grange


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