This fall, Elza van den Heever will make her highly anticipated debut in the title role of Richard Strauss’ Salome with Opéra national de Paris. A frequent interpreter of Strauss, she has garnered great acclaim in other leading roles of his including Chrysothemis in Elektra and the Empress in Die Frau ohne Schatten.
With a creative team that includes conductor Simone Young and director Lydia Steier in her company debut, this production leans into the sexual politics of the revolutionary tale. The thrilling cast will also feature Zoran Todorovich as Herodes, Karita Mattila as Herodias, Iain Paterson as Jochanaan, Tansel Akzeybek as Narraboth, Katharina Magiera as Herodias’ Page, Matthäus Schmidlechner as First Jew, Éric Huchet as Second Jew, Maciej Kwaśnikowski as Third Jew, Mathias Vidal as Fourth Jew, Sava Vemić as Fifth Jew, Luke Stoker as First Nazarene, Yiorgo Ioannou as Second Nazarene, Dominic Barberi as First Soldier, Bastian Thomas Kohl as Second Soldier, Alejandro Baliñas Vieites as a Cappadocian and Thomas Ricart as a slave.
Performances will take place on October 12, 15, 18, 21, 24, 27, 30, November 2 and 5.
Photo: Jiyang Chen