Salome

Desire has no limits
  • Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House
    Sydney • 06 Mar - 26 Mar
    LIMITED SEASON
    Pensioner, Student & Child tickets also available
    $327.00 - $361.00*
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    via Opera Australia
    Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House
    Sydney • 06 Mar - 26 Mar
    FREE DINNER
    With this special offer, tickets to select Monday to Thursday performances come with free dinner at Eastbank or Sir Stamford.
    $327.00*
    Premium
    Buy Now
    via Opera Australia
  • Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House
    Sydney • 06 Mar - 26 Mar
    LIMITED SEASON
    Pensioner, Student & Child tickets also available
    $327.00 - $361.00*
    Premium
    Buy Now
    via Opera Australia
    Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House
    Sydney • 06 Mar - 26 Mar
    FREE DINNER
    With this special offer, tickets to select Monday to Thursday performances come with free dinner at Eastbank or Sir Stamford.
    $327.00*
    Premium
    Buy Now
    via Opera Australia

*Additional fees including Booking, Credit Card & Handling charges may be levied at purchase. Tickets are subject to availability which must be confirmed with the ticket retailer.

About the event

Beneath desire, depravity. Beneath lust, bloodlust. Beneath the veils, everything is laid bare.

In King Herod’s lurid fantasies, lust has no boundaries and desire no limits. Even his own stepdaughter tempts him, taunts him: Salome, the virgin seductress, an innocent with a taste for blood. Strauss’ taboo-breaking opera strips back Oscar Wilde’s play to its core: a gripping journey to the outer edges of human behaviour.

The music is at once ravishing and repellent. Strauss augments an enormous orchestra with organ, harps and celestas. The effect is a web of exotic melodies, enticing rhythms and intriguing dissonance, famously on display in the ‘Dance of the Seven Veils’. Heard live, it is an unforgettable experience.

Lise Lindstrom is riveting as Salome, finding fragility and nuance in a role that demands a powerhouse voice and gifted actress.