Ballet & Dance


2007/2008 Season Opera

Richard Strauss :SALOME

<Opera in 1 Act>
<Sung in German with Japanese supertitles>


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Conductor : Thomas Rösner
Production : August Everding
Scenery and Costume Design : Joerg Zimmermann

Salome : Natalia Ushakova
Herodes : Wolfgang Schmidt
Herodias : Koyama Yumi
Johanaan : John Wegner
Naraboth : Mizuguchi Satoshi
Ein Page der Herodias : Yamashita Makiko
5 Juden 1 : Nakajima Katsuhiko
5 Juden 2 : Fuse Masaya
5 Juden 3 : Matsuura Ken
5 Juden 4 : Onuki Iwao
5 Juden 5 : Osawa Ken
2 Nazarener 1 : Aoto Satoru
2 Nazarener 2 : Aoyagi Motoharu
2 Soldaten 1 : Otsuka Hiroaki
2 Soldaten 2 : Saiki Kenji
Ein Cappadocier : Fujiyama Hitoshi
Ein Sklave : Suzuki Manami
Orchestra : Tokyo Symphony Orchestra

3 6 9 11
Sun Wed Sat Mon
2:00 X   X X
7:30   X    
Doors will open 45 minutes before the opening of the performance.

  Available from Saturday 10 November, 2007 at 10:00am.
To order tickets, please call +81-3-5352-9999 (10:00am-6:00pm).
Internet ticket reservation available through the following Websites.(Japanese only)

TICKET PRICES (with tax)
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Price(yen) 21,000 15,750 10,500 6,300 3,150 1,500
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Entrancing the king with her “Dance of the Seven Veils,” what she wanted from him was the head of Johanaan…

A masterpiece by Richard Strauss, one of the greatest composers of the twentieth century, based on the play by Oscar Wilde. It continues to startle audiences throughout the world with the scene in which Salome kisses the severed head of Johanaan, and with its rich, bold, and tensely dramatic score. This is a masterful production by the Bavarian State Opera (with staging by the late August Everding), which creates an atmosphere of uncanny power with a set whose centerpiece is a massive, ancient stone well. The notoriously difficult role of Salome, who must be able not only to sing and act but also dance seductively, is to be performed by Natalia Ushakova, who has won high praise for her persuasive voice, and who will be joined by a cast of other powerful vocalists.


The setting is King Herod’s palace in Jerusalem around 30 A.D. Salome, daughter-in-law of Herod, who wins his favor, takes interest in Johanaan (John the Baptist), who is imprisoned in the cistern in the courtyard, and orders Naraboth, captain of the guard, to bring him out for her to see him. She tries to make advances to him, but he repels them and accuses her mother Herodias for the sins she has committed and is taken back to the cistern. Asked by Herod to dance on condition that he will grant her whatever she desires, Salome puts on seven veils over her naked body and dances a bewitching dance. After her Dance of the Seven Veils, she demands the head of Johanaan.

<Conductor> <Production>
Thomas Rösner August Everding
Thomas Rösner August Everding

Natalia Ushakova Wolfgang Schmidt Koyama Yumi John Wegner Mizuguchi Satoshi
Natalia Ushakova
Wolfgang Schmidt
Koyama Yumi
John Wegner
Mizuguchi Satoshi

Nakajima Katsuhiko Fuse Masaya Matsuura Ken Onuki Iwao Osawa Ken
(5 Juden 1)
Nakajima Katsuhiko
(5 Juden 2)
Fuse Masaya
(5 Juden 3)
Matsuura Ken
(5 Juden 4)
Onuki Iwao
(5 Juden 5)
Osawa Ken

Yamashita Makiko Aoto Satoru Aoyagi Motoharu Otsuka Hiroaki Saiki Kenji
(Ein Page der Herodias)
Yamashita Makiko
(2 Nazarener 1)
Aoto Satoru
(2 Nazarener 1)
Aoyagi Motoharu
(2 Soldaten 1)
Otsuka Hiroaki
(2 Soldaten 2)
Saiki Kenji

Fujiyama Hitoshi Suzuki Manami
(Ein Cappadocier)
Fujiyama Hitoshi
(Ein Sklave)
Suzuki Manami

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