Opera — Salome

Theater Basel
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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 prophet's head 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.
This opera depicting the psychic profile of a dysfunctional family will be performed at Theater Basel in German with English surtitles.
Tickets are CHF 30–140 for adults, CHF 20 for people under age 30.


Theater Basel
Elisabethenstrasse 16
4051 Basel

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