Film recording (from the Theater an der Wien, 2020)
Opera by Richard Strauss
Thursday, 05. November 2020 // 4.00 p.m. - approx. 6.15 p.m.
Introduction and conversation: Nikolaus Habjan, Vienna, and Ann-Elisabeth Wolff, Leipzig
The beautiful princess Salome, daughter of Herodias, is desired by her stepfather Herod. But she is only interested in the prophet Jochanaan (John the Baptist), who is held captive at the court. Herod wants to grant Salome every wish if she dances for him … and she demands the head of Jochanaan to finally be able to kiss him.
Richard Strauss (1864-1949) created a masterpiece with his opera “Salome”. It was premiered in Dresden in 1905 and, along with “Elektra,” represents his most modern stage work. Nikolaus Habjan gave the main characters Salome and Jochanaan each a puppet at their side, which expand their scope of play strikingly.
From 14 years
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Premiere: 18.01.2020, Theater an der Wien // Duration: 110 minutes
With friendly support
by Theater an der Wien / Vereinigte Bühnen Wien GmbH,
Landsmann+Landsmann Video Production, Vienna,
and Verlag Schott Music GmbH & Co. KG, Mainz
Libretto (after the drama of the same name by Oscar Wilde) and music: Richard Strauss
Reduced orchestral version: Eberhard Kloke
Musical direction: Leo Hussain
ORF Radio Symphony Orchestra Vienna
Production and puppet design: Nikolaus Habjan
Stage design: Julius Theodor Semmelmann
Costumes: Cedric Mpaka
Cast: Marlis Petersen (Salome), Johan Reuter (Jochanaan), John Daszak (Herod), Michaela Schuster (Herodias), Martin Mitterrutzner (Narraboth) a. o.
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