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Duration: 1 h 40 minutes
Language: German Subtitles: Norwegian and English
Location: Grieghallen Ticket prices: 250-850
Premiere: 20. May 2020 Running period: 20 - 22/05

Richard Strauss’s masterpiece is among the works that set the course of music in the last century.

Based on Oscar Wilde’s lurid play, the opera is an intense exploration of the biblical Salome story. For Strauss, the appeal was not the shocking tale, but the chance to write explosive, fantastical music which instead of providing a commentary, explicitly describes the disturbances raging in the characters ́ violent minds.

Presented by Bergen National Opera, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and Bergen International Festival.

Richard Strauss / Music
R. Strauss and Hedwig Lachmann, based on Oscar Wildes play Salomé / Libretto

Edward Gardner / Conductor
Lloyd Wood / Director
Cathrine Ahlsen / Costume design

Ausrine Stundyte / Salome
Johan Reuter / Jochanaan (John the Baptist)
Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke / Herod
Linda Watson / Herodias
Stuart Jackson / Narraboth
Hanna Hipp / The Page of Herodias
Michael Müller-Kasztelan / First Jew
Petter Moen / Second Jew
John Olsen / Third Jew
James Kryshak / Fourth Jew
Callum Thorpe / Fifth Jew
James Creswell / First Nazarene
Ole Marius Ryan / Second Nazarene
Igor Bakan / First soldier
Tapani Plathan / Second soldier
James Berry / A Cappadocian
Rita Therese Ziem / A slave

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra

An opera in one act / Staged concert
Sung in German, surtitles in Norwegian and English
Duration: approx. 1 hour and 50 minutes. No interval.

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20/05 Wednesday 18.45
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22/05 Friday 19.30
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