Salome - Royal Opera House

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Royal Opera House

Royal Opera House
Bow Street

Seating Plan


(3 mins) The Opera House is off Covent Garden piazza, which is visible from the tube station exit. There is a revolving door entrance at the piazza.


The Royal Opera House welcomes the opera “Salome” in 2012 and in doing so it will allow those with opera tickets the opportunity to witness the work of director David McVicar and revival director Bárbara Lluch. It arrives in the capital ready for audiences to relish in a piece that has entertained previous generations since it was premiered in 1905, demonstrating the longevity as a popular cultural item.

The piece was adapted from Oscar Wilde’s play of the same name, which is based upon Salome, the daughter of Herodias from the New Testament.

As a daughter of Herod, Salome is in contact with John the Baptist and her feelings have become an ill-advised attraction. Eventually she takes extremes in pursuing her demands, whilst deciding between the lust for John the Baptist and the life she holds at court.

David McVicar’s version of “Salome” first appeared at the Royal Opera House some time ago, with a DVD available of the performance, and it was one of many productions of his to appear over the years alongside the likes of “Le nosse di Figaro” and “Rigoletto”, making him a highly regarded name in the world of British opera.

With the ballet “The Prince of the Pagodas” and the opera “Otello” also appearing at the venue this year, “Salome” runs at the Royal Opera House from 31st May 2012 to 16th June 2012.

Show Information
Booking From: Thursday, 31st May 2012
Booking Until: Saturday, 16th June 2012
Evenings: Monday to Friday 8pm and Saturday 7.30pm
Running Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
Show Status: production_closed
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