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.
Passage Kinos

    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

    Free seat cards

    (free entrance)

    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.

    Archive 2020

    30th Festival Year