Wiener Staatsoper


Director Boleslaw Barlog
Set and costume design Jürgen Rose

Salome, the beautiful adolescent princess, falls in love with Jochanaan, a puritanical prophet dungeoned by her stepfather, King Herodes – but Jochanaan disgustedly rejects her advances. As she dances for him, the lascivious king promises her to fulfill whatever wish. Infuriated by Jochanaans refusal, she demands his head from Herodes. With a heavy heart the king meets her request. When Salome grasps the bloody head on a silver tray, Herodes, horrified, orders her to be executed.

Current Dates

  • Fri. 24 Jan 2020, 8 p.m.