News item: if you're around this Sunday, don't miss this! #Salome

News item: if you're around this Sunday, don't miss this! #Salome

Just in from PR2 Klassik; for further details go to the Hamburg State Opera's website!

Salome premiere with Kent Nagano in Hamburg on ARTE Concert

On Sunday, 29 October 2023 at 6 p.m. (CET), General Music Director Kent Nagano will conduct the premiere of Richard Strauss' opera Salome at the State Opera Hamburg.

ARTE will broadcast the premiere live and the stream will be available in Europe on ARTE Concert for 180 days afterwards. NDR will also broadcast the opera live on the radio starting at 6 p.m. (CET). Director Dmitri Tcherniakov, "Director of the Year 2023" chosen by the German magazine Opernwelt, directs the production.

The role of Salome is sung by Asmik Grigorian, "Singer of the Year 2023" (Opus Klassik), alongside Kyle Ketelsen in his role debut as Jochanaan, as well as John Daszak as Herod and Violeta Urmana as Herodias.

Further performances:

1, 4, 8, 12 & 15 November, 2023.

For more info, visit

The stream on ARTE Concert is available free of charge and without registration.

Of course we covered Asmik Grigorian as part of the film Fuoco Sacro, as well as live at the Wigmore Hall, and Dmitri Tcherniakov has appeared on a post about Rimsky-Korsakiv's opera Sadko, and also a Bayreuth Wagner Tannhäuser.