Cultural event — Rehearsal
© plainpicture/Jasmin Sander
DRESS REHEARSAL : Salomé
10 Oct. 2022
- Opéra Bastille
Enter the heart of the creation and discover the artists at work!
The Paris National Opera offers Arop members the privilege of observing the work of the artists and the genesis of a production at different times: work sessions, pre-dress rehearsal and dress rehearsal. The dress rehearsal is the last rehearsal before the first performance.
Salome, princess of Judea, the daughter‑in‑law of King Herod, finds life in her father‑in‑law’s palace dreary. Her curiosity is roused when she hears the voice of Jochanaan, a prophet held prisoner by Herod who is afraid of him. Obsessed by this enigmatic and virtuous man, Salome is ready to do anything to possess him, dead or alive. Drawing on Oscar Wilde’s scandalous play of the same name, in 1905 Richard Strauss produced the work that was to ensure his status as Wagner’s successor in the history of German opera. “Dance for me, Salome”. From Herod’s lubricious injunction to the young woman stems one of the most emblematic orchestral passages in opera: the dance of the seven veils. A hypnotic interlude in itself sufficient to capture the fatal mounting desire that suffuses this work whose orchestration is as rich as it is modern. A dazzling hour and forty minutes, decadent in its very essence, which, for her debut at the Paris Opera, Lydia Steier treats as a dystopia in which amorality rules.
Conditions of access to dress rehearsal :
The presentation of your Arop card is mandatory to collect your ticket at the Arop control on the same evening.
At the Palais Garnier and the Opéra Bastille, we have "Protocol" seats.
Seats are assigned by membership level: Founding Patron members (Mécène Fondateurs) have priority over Patron members (Mécènes).
Seats are assigned by order of booking arrival (first booking, first served) and cannot be guaranteed in case of late registration.
Seating is free in the reserved areas: we advise you to arrive one hour before the start of the rehearsal.
[INTERVIEW] Lydia Steier about SALOMÉ