Salome
Opera

Drama by Richard Strauss
Text by Richard Strauss after Oscar Wilde's tragedy
Premiere 02.10.2022

  • 1 hour 45 minutes without an intermission
  • Recommended age: 12+
  • In deutscher Sprache
  • Mit deutschen Übertiteln / with English surtitles

Psychic profile of a dysfunctional family

Princess Salome is obsessed with the mysterious prophet Jokanaan. All she wants to do is kiss his mouth. When Jokanaan turns down her advances, Salome, demands from her stepfather, King Herod, the unthinkable: the head of the prophet on a silver platter. Herbert Fritsch stages the obsessions of the characters as a grotesque family constellation somewhere between dance of death and delirium. Heather Engebretson's intense and widely acclaimed portrayal of the title role can be heard and seen for the first time at Theater Basel.

Heather Engebretson portrays Salome with such touching intensity, sense of phrasing, body language and expressive gestures that are very rarely seen in either theatre or opera.
Zentralplus

Co-production with Luzerner Theater and Nationaltheater Mannheim

Fully trained teachers take care of your children while you enjoy the performance. Book when purchasing your tickets, or at the latest two days before the performance at billettkasse@theater-basel.ch.

Date: 6 November 2022 

Bei ausgewählten Opernvorstellungen gibt es neu zwei exklusive Plätze im Orchestergraben. Beobachten Sie das Zusammenspiel von Dirigent:in und Musiker:innen und erleben Sie den Orchesterklang aus unmittelbarer Nähe.

The culinary theatre experience. Combine your visit to the theatre with a multi-course menu at the revamped Monteverdi bar at the heart of the theatre. Can be booked for select performances at the ticket office and in the ticket shop. More

Mediathek

  • 02.10.
    2022-10-02 18:30:00 2022-10-02 20:15:00 Europe/Zurich Salome Info: https://www.theater-basel.ch/en/salome
    Grosse Bühne
    Theater Basel Theaterstrasse 7 4051 Basel
  • 06.10.
    2022-10-06 19:30:00 2022-10-06 21:15:00 Europe/Zurich Salome Info: https://www.theater-basel.ch/en/salome
    Grosse Bühne
    Theater Basel Theaterstrasse 7 4051 Basel
  • 09.10.
    2022-10-09 18:30:00 2022-10-09 20:15:00 Europe/Zurich Salome Info: https://www.theater-basel.ch/en/salome
    Grosse Bühne
    Theater Basel Theaterstrasse 7 4051 Basel
  • 14.10.
    2022-10-14 19:30:00 2022-10-14 21:15:00 Europe/Zurich Salome Info: https://www.theater-basel.ch/en/salome
    Grosse Bühne
    Theater Basel Theaterstrasse 7 4051 Basel
  • 16.10.
    2022-10-16 18:30:00 2022-10-16 20:15:00 Europe/Zurich Salome Info: https://www.theater-basel.ch/en/salome
    Grosse Bühne
    Theater Basel Theaterstrasse 7 4051 Basel
  • 06.11.
    2022-11-06 18:30:00 2022-11-06 20:15:00 Europe/Zurich Salome Info: https://www.theater-basel.ch/en/salome
    Grosse Bühne
    Theater Basel Theaterstrasse 7 4051 Basel
  • 12.11.
    2022-11-12 19:30:00 2022-11-12 21:15:00 Europe/Zurich Salome Theater & Menü

    Info: https://www.theater-basel.ch/en/salome
    Grosse Bühne
    Theater Basel Theaterstrasse 7 4051 Basel
  • 14.11.
    2022-11-14 19:30:00 2022-11-14 21:15:00 Europe/Zurich Salome Info: https://www.theater-basel.ch/en/salome
    Grosse Bühne
    Theater Basel Theaterstrasse 7 4051 Basel
  • 08.12.
    2022-12-08 19:30:00 2022-12-08 21:15:00 Europe/Zurich Salome Info: https://www.theater-basel.ch/en/salome
    Grosse Bühne
    Theater Basel Theaterstrasse 7 4051 Basel
  • 11.12.
    2022-12-11 18:30:00 2022-12-11 20:15:00 Europe/Zurich Salome Info: https://www.theater-basel.ch/en/salome
    Grosse Bühne
    Theater Basel Theaterstrasse 7 4051 Basel
  • 13.12.
    2022-12-13 19:30:00 2022-12-13 21:15:00 Europe/Zurich Salome Info: https://www.theater-basel.ch/en/salome
    Grosse Bühne
    Theater Basel Theaterstrasse 7 4051 Basel
  • 26.03.
    2023-03-26 16:00:00 2023-03-26 17:45:00 Europe/Zurich Salome Info: https://www.theater-basel.ch/en/salome
    Grosse Bühne
    Theater Basel Theaterstrasse 7 4051 Basel