Dates

6, 12 and 14 February

Location

Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Auditorium

Running time

1:45, no intermission

Tickets

tba

Salome

Uncontrollable desire and diabolical innocence

Ticket sales for the concert version of Salome will start on Tuesday 1 February at 12.00 hrs.

The staged production of Salome had to be cancelled, but we are pleased to announce that we can now present three concert performances with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Cornelius Meister, and the original cast.

Uncontrollable desire and diabolical innocence

When Salome flees the banquet at the court in Judea and the lascivious stares of her stepfather, King Herod, she is intrigued by the voice of the intractable prophet Jochanaan. When he rejects her advances, her desire turns into bloodthirstiness. In a show of manipulation, muscle-flexing and seduction, Salome then performs a dance for her stepfather, whom she manipulates into ordering the execution of Jochanaan. Now she can finally kiss his lips, which bear the bitter taste of blood.

 

Star cast

This season, we present a concert version of this intense and sensual music drama will be accompanied from the pit by the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, led by Cornelius Meister. The dramatic soprano Jennifer Holloway, whose portrayal of Salome has won international praise, will make her Dutch National Opera debut. Returning to DNO are Brian Mulligan, making his role debut as the prophet Jochanaan, and mezzo-soprano Doris Soffel as the villainous and conceited Herodias. With a star cast of both well-known and new faces, this concert promises to enchant, move and fascinate.

Performance information

Musical direction  Cornelius Meister

Herodes  Thomas Blondelle
Herodias  Doris Soffel
Salome  Jennifer Holloway
Jochanaan  Brian Mulligan
Narraboth  Omer Kobiljak
Ein Page der Herodias  Maya Gour*

Juden
Christophe Poncet de Solages
Marcel Reijans
Mark Omvlee
Linard Vrielink
Ildo Song

Nazarener
Roger Smeets
David Steffens

Souldiers
Frederik Bergman
ChanHee Cho*

Ein Kappadozier  Maksym Nazarenko*
*Dutch National Opera Studio
A slave
Jeroen de Vaal

Orchestra Rotterdams Philharmonisch Orkest

Sung in German

Salome
BAUS
Rave reviews
In the media
10 June

Superlatives fall short. Everything is right in this production: both musically and theatrically.

14 June

If you were going to see just one Salome in your life, this would be a good choice.

10 June

The legendary performance of opera Salome: timeless, bloody and magnificent.

Free online programme booklet

Click on the link below and receive the free online programme booklet before the premiere. The booklet contains beautiful images and everything you need to know about the music and cast!

Salome - Dance of the Seven Veils

Salome - Dance of the Seven Veils

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The staged production of Salome had to be cancelled, but we are pleased to announce that we can now present three concert performances with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Cornelius Meister, and the original cast. Ticket sales for this performance will start on Tuesday 1 February at 12.00 hrs.

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Salome
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Salome
Photo: BAUS
Salome
Photo: BAUS
Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra

Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra

The Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, founded in 1918, is known for the intensity of its concerts and its colourful sound. Under the direction of conductor Lahav Shani, the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra is known for its colourful sound. Lahav Shani’s predecessors Yannick Nézet-Séguin and Valery Gergiev are both honorary conductors of the orchestra. Recent DNO productions for the orchestra were the European premiere of John Adams’ Girls of the Golden West in 2019 and Kurt Weill: The Seven Deadly Sins in 2021. This season they will join us in the pit for the revival of Ivo van Hove’s sensual one-act opera Salome.

Ivo van Hove about Salome (2017)

Behind the Scenes: Ivo van Hove about Salome

Introduction

Almost every performance at Dutch National Opera & Ballet is preceded by an introduction, with background information that can deepen your theater visit. The introductions are in Dutch and admission is free by showing a valid ticket.

Time: 45 minutes before the start of each performance
Location: Odeonzaal; entrance between the even and odd cloakrooms
Introduction to Salome: Naomi Teekens

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