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Giselle Allen Salome
Katarina Karneus Herodias
Robert Hayward Jokanaan
Arnold Bezuyen Herodes
Oliver Johnstone Narraboth
Chorus and Orchestra of Opera North
R Strauss Salome
Based on Oscar Wilde’s Salomé, this is the savage and bloody tale of King Herod’s step-daughter. When Herod’s prisoner Jokanaan (John the Baptist) rebuffs her advances, Salome vows she will kiss him – no matter the consequences.
Opera North returns to the concert hall, following acclaimed concert stagings of the Ring Cycle and Turandot, to present a concert performance of Salome, a piece which caused outrage when it was first performed. From the seductive ‘Dance of the Seven Veils’ to the explosive vocal parts, the violent sensuality of the score illustrates every moment of the story with unflinching vividness. This is opera at its most extreme, concentrated into 100 intense and exhilarating minutes.
‘places the orchestra right at the heart of the drama… pure theatre in its own right’
The Guardian on the 2017 concert staging of Turandot
The Times on the 2017 concert staging of Turandot
Approximately 1 hour 40 minutes with no interval
Sung in German with English titles
Packages – Booking opens Thursday 1 June, 10am.
Plan your season in advance and take advantage of some great discounts. Choose your favourite concerts from our RNS At Home and RNS Presents series, and save up to 25% on the cost of your tickets. Then sit back, relax, and start looking forward to another great Classical Season at Sage Gateshead.
- 5 – 9 concerts save 10%
- 10 – 14 concerts save 15%
- 15 – 21 concerts save 20%
- 22 concerts save 25%
Include our Opening Night in your package and join us for a FREE glass of fizz in the interval to celebrate the new season.
How to Save
FREE tickets available for any concert in our RNS At Home series if you live in Gateshead and have never been to a classical concert before. Gateshead classical first-timers – come and hear your orchestra! Two tickets per customer.
Bar 5 for Under 30s
If you are under 30 our Bar 5 scheme entitles you to a ticket for just £5 plus a FREE bottle of beer for RNS At Home (in advance), RNS Presents (on the day) or RNS nights out (on the day). Find out more.
17 and under and Unemployed
Tickets available for £5 in advance for RNS At Home and on the day for RNS Presents and RNS Nights Out. Find out more.
Visiting symphony orchestras from near and far, plus Opera North.
From dedicated classical lovers to those looking for a new musical experience, there is something for everyone to get excited about in our brand new season.