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  • Cropped_salome_1_654x490px Oliver Johnston as Narraboth and Heather Lowe as Page of Herodias © Robert Workman
  • Cropped_salome_2_654x490px Oliver Johnston as Narraboth © Robert Workman
  • Cropped_salome_3_654x490px Jennifer Holloway as Salome and Oliver Johnston as Narraboth © Robert Workman
  • Cropped_salome_4_654x490px Katarina Karnéus as Herodias © Robert Workman
  • Cropped_salome_5_654x490px Arnold Bezuyen as Herod © Robert Workman
  • Cropped_salome_6_654x490px Jennifer Holloway as Salome © Robert Workman
  • Cropped_salome_7_654x490px Robert Hayward as Jokanaan and Jennifer Holloway as Salome © Robert Workman
  • Cropped_salome_8_654x490px Robert Hayward as Jokanaan © Robert Workman
  • Cropped_salome_9_654x490px Arnold Bezuyen as Herod and Katarina Karnéus as Herodias © Robert Workman
  • Cropped_salome_10_654x490px Katarina Karnéus as Herodias, Arnold Bezuyen as Herod, Adrian Dwyer as First Jew, John Findon as Second Jew, Stuart Laing as Third Jew, Nicholas Watts as Fourth Jew and Jihoon Kim as Fifth Jew © Robert Workman
  • Cropped_salome_11_654x490px Jennifer Holloway as Salome © Robert Workman
  • Cropped_salome_12_654x490px The Orchestra of Opera North under Sir Richard Armstrong © Robert Workman

Richard Strauss' visceral and shocking masterpiece
Concert performance

Based on Oscar Wilde’s Salomé, this is the savage and bloody tale of King Herod’s step-daughter. When Herod’s prisoner Jokanaan (John the Baptist) rebuffs her advances, Salome vows she will kiss him – no matter the consequences.

Opera North returns to the concert hall, following acclaimed concert stagings of the Ring cycle and Turandot, to present a concert performance of Salome, a piece which caused outrage when it was first performed. From the seductive ‘Dance of the Seven Veils’ to the explosive vocal parts, the violent sensuality of the score illustrates every moment of the story with unflinching vividness. This is opera at its most extreme, concentrated into 100 intense and exhilarating minutes. 

Running Time

Approximately 1 hour 40 minutes (with no interval)


Sung in German with English titles


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Leeds Leeds Town Hall 19 - 25 Apr 2018
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Leeds Town Hall
The Headrow

Choose from these fantastic pre-performance dining options and make your experience complete!


Explore the pre-theatre menu (available Monday to Saturday 5.00-6.30pm) or a la carte menu at Iberica, Leeds' authentic Spanish dining experience, just a three minute walk from Leeds Town Hall. Turandot bookers can also enjoy a complimentary glass of cava when ordering from either menu on presentation of ticket (day of performance). 

Download Menu | Book via email or call 0113 403 7007

Veritas Ale & Wine Bar

Enjoy a special pre-opera meal at Veritas Ale & Wine Bar. Just a 2 minute walk from Leeds Town Hall, choose either two courses for £13.95 (£17.50 with a 175ml house wine) or three courses for £15.95 (£19.50 with a 175ml house wine). Available 5.00-6.30pm. Booking is required.

Download Menu | Book via email or call 0113 242 8094 and quote 'pre-opera menu'

Important Information

Box Office: 0844 848 2720 (calls cost 7ppm)

  • There is full wheelchair access to Leeds Town Hall through the entrance at ground level at the front of the building. 
  • A number of spaces in the auditorium are reserved for wheelchair users.
  • There are accessible toilet facilities at all levels.
  • Support dogs are welcome. 
  • If you would like any further information on facilities for patrons with disabilities, please call 0113 395 0322. 

Leeds Town Hall is conveniently located in the centre of Leeds, next to Leeds Central Library and Leeds City Art Gallery. It is a five minute walk from both the rail and bus stations and a ten minute drive from the M1 and M62 motorways.

  • The nearest secure parking is available at The Light (accessible via Great George Street). Price: £6.50 between 5.30pm-12.00am
  • 24 hour, 7 days a week parking is available at Woodhouse Lane car park. Price: £2 for 2 hours, £3 for 3 hours, £4 for 4 hours, £5.50 for 12 hours
  • On-street parking is also available. Price: £2 between 6.00pm-8.00am
  • We advise patrons travelling by car to leave as much time as possible for parking
Perth Gannochy Auditorium - Perth Concert Hall 29 Apr 2018
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Mill Street
Coventry Warwick Arts Centre 3 May 2018
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University of Warwick
Gateshead Sage Gateshead 5 May 2018
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St Mary's Square
Gateshead Quays

The Sage Gateshead has its own car park with lift access situated directly behind the building.  If you arrive and depart within 30 minutes, there is no charge.  From 06.00-17.00 charges are £1.50 per hour, paid for on exit only.  From 5pm there is a pre-pay discounted rate available at a fixed charge of £3.50 for the whole evening.

Further car parking is available within two to fifteen minutes walking distance from The Sage Gateshead, in Gateshead and Newcastle centres.

Thanks to the generosity of Nexus, you can travel to and from Gateshead Interchange by Metro absolutely free: simply retain your event ticket for inspection on the Metro (valid two hours prior to, and after, an event at The Sage Gateshead).


The bright yellow Quaylink buses run every 10 minutes during the day, around every 20 minutes during the evenings and directly serves The Sage Gateshead.

Liverpool Liverpool Philharmonic Hall 10 May 2018
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36 Hope Street
L1 9BP
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Public Transport

Liverpool Philharmonic Hall is within walking distance of Lime Street and Central Stations. We are also on the frequent 86 bus route. Merseytravel.gov.uk has comprehensive transport information and a ‘Journey Planner’ service, or you can call Traveline on 0871 200 2233.

Directions from the M62

Continue along the motorway until its end and then follow the signs for the city centre, cathedrals and
universities (c.3 miles). Turn left at the Metropolitan Cathedral and head past the Everyman Theatre along
Hope Street.

If lost, use this maxim: find one cathedral, head for the other. Liverpool Philharmonic Hall is halfway between the two.

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Hull Hull City Hall 16 May 2018
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Victoria Square


What you say

Steve Chinn said ago

I saw Salome at Perth today, 29 April. This is a superb production - wonderfully played and sung, powerful and engaging. It builds irresistibly to a tremendous climax. The concert staging makes the music all the more vivid. Thank you.

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What the critics say

...highly successful...at every moment the audience is palpably gripped...this is opera at its most nakedly potent.

The Telegraph - Full Review ›

...an outstanding central performance by Jennifer Holloway...Strauss wraps it in an orchestral score masterfully paced by the conductor Richard Armstrong.

The Times (£) - Full Review ›

The American soprano was a revelation...this powerful concert of Salome became immersive theatre of the mind's eye.

WhatsOnStage - Full Review ›

Additional Information

  • Salome (ex 5 May) Jennifer Holloway
  • Salome (5 May) Giselle Allen
  • Herodes Arnold Bezuyen
  • Herodias Katarina Karnéus
  • Jokanaan Robert Hayward
  • Narraboth Oliver Johnston
  • Page Heather Lowe
  • First Nazarene Dean Robinson
  • Second Nazarene Alexander Banfield
  • First soldier Richard Mosley-Evans
  • Second soldier Jihoon Kim
  • First Jew Adrian Dwyer
  • Second Jew John Findon
  • Third Jew Stuart Laing
  • Fourth Jew Nicholas Watts
  • Fifth Jew Jihoon Kim
  • A Cappadocian Gordon D.Shaw
  • A slave Alexander Banfield
Creative Team
  • Conductor Sir Richard Armstrong
  • Concert staging PJ Harris