Ballet & Dance

Richard Strauss: SALOME
Music Drama in 1 Act in German with Japanese supertitles

SALOME and TOSCA will alternately be presented
during the performance period from May 1 to May 11
Link-TOSCA Page
The Original by : Oscar Wilde
German translation by : Headwig Lachmann
Headwig Lachmann : Richard Strauss
Artistic Director : Igarashi Kiyoshi
Conductor : Kodama Hiroshi
Original Production : August Everding
Revival rehearsed by : Helmut Lehberger
Scenery and Costumes : Jörg Zimmermann
Choreographer : Ishii Kiyoko
Stage Manager : Osawa Hiroshi
Assistant Conductor : Joya Masahiro / Moriguchi Shinji / Oshima Yoshiaki
Assistant Stage Director : Maekawa Kuniko
Orchastra : Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra
Presented by : New National Theatre, Tokyo

Wakasugi Hiroshi the original conductor is unable to stage due to the injury on his lumbar, and Kodama Hiroshi is going to take his place.
Please also refer to New National Theatre News.

Salome : Janice Baird
Herodes : Wolfgang Schmidt
Herodias : Koyama Yumi
Jochanaan : Aoto Satoru
Narraboth : Mizuguchi Satoshi
Ein Page der Herodias : Moriyama Kyoko
5 Juden 1 : Idane Yasuhiko
5 Juden 2 : Hayama Kosei
5 Juden 3 : Kunuki Tatsuya
5 Juden 4 : Ono Mitsuhiko
5 Juden 5 : Okubo Mitsuya
2 Nazarener 1 : Kudo Hiroshi
2 Nazarener 2 : Onuki Iwao
2 Soldaten 1 : Shimura Fumihiko
2 Soldaten 2 : Shikano Yoshiyuki
Ein Cappadocier : Imao Shigeru
Ein Sklave : Kobayashi Nami

MAY 2002 Wednesday
3:00pm   X    
7:00pm X   X X
Doors will open 60 minutes before the opening of the performance.
Small lectures on this opera will be presented 45 minutes before the curtain time.

Available from Sunday 24 February, 2002 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)

Type Seat S Seat A Seat B Seat C Seat D Seat E
Price ¥15,750 ¥13,650 ¥10,500 ¥7,350 ¥5,250 ¥3,150
Seat Z(¥1,500) is sold only on the performance day at the Box Office and a part of Ticket Pia Offices.
Salome for Today, Tosca for Tomorrow - please do not miss this luxurious occasion, as this serves you with the following special pricing.
Type Price
Seat S ¥29,452 (15% off the regular ¥34,650)
Seat A ¥24,989 (15% off the regular ¥29,400)
To order tickets, please call +81-3-5352-9999 at the Box Office, +81-3-5237-9999 at the Ticket PIA, or +81-3-5749-9911 at the E-plus.

Please Note:
*Only on February 24th (the opening day that operates this special service), the number of tickets purchased will be limited to 4 sets.
*Other special services (students, the elderly, the disabled, or family service) are inapplicable to this service.

SalomeDepicts the World of Immorality and Sensuality with Boldness
Richard Strauss's Ambitious Work That Shocked the World

Salome created a great sensation for its scandalous subject matter when premiered in 1905, which subsequently lead the musical drama to be banned in numerous cities.
This is Richard Strauss's ambitious work whereby he attempted to begin a new page in the history of opera. Show-like elements, represented by the controversial Dance of the Seven Veils, being just a part of this drama, Salome is condensed in a one-act stage that presents scores of intense and exciting music. The production premiered in April 2000 by the New National Theatre drew public attention for its stage direction of the highest quality and the aesthetic stage setting; the sets and costumes originally of the Bayerische Staatsoper theatre.

The setting is the king Herod's palace in Jerusalem around 30 A.D.
One night, when the air is filled with languor, Salome, Herod's stepdaughter, takes interest in the prophet Jochanaan (John the Baptist), who is imprisoned in a cistern.
Asked by Herod, Salome dances the voluptuous Dance of the Seven Veils at his banquet. In reward for this, she demands the head of Jochanaan placed on a silver platter.