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Thu, 12 Jun


Staatsoper Hamburg

Salome | 4. Jude

Aaron performs the role of 4th Jew in Richard Strauss' Salome at the Hamburg State Opera.

Salome |  4. Jude
Salome |  4. Jude

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12 Jun 2025, 19:30 – 22:00

Staatsoper Hamburg, Große Theaterstraße 25, 20354 Hamburg, Germany

About the event

Under the face of the wandering moon, spirit and body quarrel in all their greatness and wretchedness until the blood of two bodies flows. Strauss remains close to Wilde's re-creation of the biblical material, which leads Salome from her mother's tool to autonomy. It is she who, in her unfulfilled desire for the liberatingly different, the body of the prophet Jochanaan, seeks revenge and demands his head - a price the male-dominated society around Herod is willing to pay for their dance. Now that Salome holds his severed head in her hands, she can kiss Jochanaan, possess him if not alive, then dead. As if under a burning glass, Strauss pours Oscar Wilde's demonic dramaturgy into sound like an eruption of the psyche, accompanying his protagonist from her failed escape from the decadence of her existence to her death.

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