Photo Flash: First Look at SALOME at Theater an der Wien, Featuring Puppets!

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Theater an der Wien is presenting a new version of Salome that features puppets! The characters of Salome and John the Baptist are both portrayed by puppets.

Check out photos from this unique production below!

Salome features music by Richard Strauss, Version by Eberhard Kloke, with a libretto based on Oscar Wilde's Salome translated into German by Hedwig Lachmann. It is performed in German with German surtitles.

It premiered on 18 January 2020, and runs through 30 January.

For tickets and more information, visit https://www.theater-wien.at/en/programme-tickets/production/875/Salome.

The synopsis is as follows:

Herod, the Tetrarch of Galilee, has had the prophet Jochanaan imprisoned for constantly criticising his wife Herodias. But even in his prison the prophet continues his threats. During a banquet Princess Salome, Herodias's daughter, hears Jochanaan's words from the cistern which is the prophet's prison. She wants to see this peculiar person. While she finds the prophet's appearance attractive, he is repelled by the Princess's sensual beauty. Salome is aroused by his rejection and wants to kiss his mouth. But Jochanaan keeps up threats from his dungeon. Herodias angrily demands that Herod have the prophet killed, but the King is reluctant: Jochanaan may after all be a holy man. As a diversion from this marital strife Herod calls on Salome to dance for him. She only agrees after Herod vows to grant her every wish. After she has danced she demands Jochanaan's head. Herod is horrified, but Salome insists. Jochanaan is beheaded and his head presented to Salome on a silver platter. Now she kisses Jochanaan's mouth.

Photo Credit: Werner Kmetitsch

Photo Flash: First Look at SALOME at Theater an der Wien, Featuring Puppets!
Statist des Theater an der Wien, Tatiana Kuryatnikova (Page der Herodias), Martin Mitterrutzner (Narraboth), Marlis Petersen (Salome), Kristjan Johannesson

Photo Flash: First Look at SALOME at Theater an der Wien, Featuring Puppets!
Marlis Petersen (Salome), Martin Mitterrutzner

Photo Flash: First Look at SALOME at Theater an der Wien, Featuring Puppets!
Johan Reuter (Jochanaan)

Photo Flash: First Look at SALOME at Theater an der Wien, Featuring Puppets!
Johan Reuter (Jochanaan), Marlis Petersen (Salome)

Photo Flash: First Look at SALOME at Theater an der Wien, Featuring Puppets!
Michaela Schuster (Herodias), John Daszak (Herodes), Tatiana Kuryatnikova (Page der Herodias), Statisterie des Theater an der Wien

Photo Flash: First Look at SALOME at Theater an der Wien, Featuring Puppets!
Andrew Owens (Vierter Jude), Quentin Desgeorges (Dritter Jude), Paul Schweinester (Erster Jude), Johannes Bamberger (Zweiter Jude), Dumitru Madarasan (Funfter Jude)

Photo Flash: First Look at SALOME at Theater an der Wien, Featuring Puppets!
John Daszak (Herodes), Marlis Petersen (Salome), Johan Reuter (Jochanaan)

Photo Flash: First Look at SALOME at Theater an der Wien, Featuring Puppets!
John Daszak (Herodes), Marlis Petersen (Salome), Johan Reuter (Jochanaan)

Photo Flash: First Look at SALOME at Theater an der Wien, Featuring Puppets!
Marlis Petersen (Salome), Johan Reuter (Jochanaan), Statist des Theater an der Wien

Photo Flash: First Look at SALOME at Theater an der Wien, Featuring Puppets!
Marlis Petersen (Salome)

Photo Flash: First Look at SALOME at Theater an der Wien, Featuring Puppets!
John Daszak (Herodes), Michaela Schuster (Herodias)

Photo Flash: First Look at SALOME at Theater an der Wien, Featuring Puppets!
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