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A new production of Richard Strauss's opera of sex, violence and religion. Read More >

A new production of Richard Strauss’s opera of sex, violence and religion.

"Dance Salome, dance for me." At these words, King Herod’s stepdaughter, the sensuous Salome, begins her famous Dance of the Seven Veils to arouse him. In return, she demands the head of John the Baptist on a silver charger; if the religious prophet she desired had refused to kiss her in life, his severed heard will not be able to refuse her lips in death.

Sung in German with English surtitles.

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Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 21/02/2008

Closing Night: 12/03/2008

Running time: 1h40

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Cast & Creative


Nadja Michael, Michaela Schuster, Daniela Sindram, Thomas Moser, Joseph Kaiser, Michael Volle, Iain Patterson, Andrew Mayor, Christoph Sist, Alan Ewing, Adrian Thomson, Martyn Hill, Hubert Francis, Ji-Min Park, Jeremy White, Vuyani Mlinde, Pumeza Matshikiza


Director - David McVicar

Producer - Royal Opera

Designer - Es Devlin

Choreographer - Andrew George

Conductor - Philippe Jordan

Lighting Designer - Wolfgang Gobbel

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