Information on Seat Selection

Best Available Seat Booking
In best available seat booking, you choose a category of seats and select the number of tickets you would like. An automatic allocation of seats will take place within the selected category; you receive the best available seats.
Seating Chart Booking
In seating chart booking, you personally select your exact seats from agraphic seating chart. Begin the seating chart booking and choose an area. There you can select the seats by clicking on them.
General Seating
means that, with your ticket, you can freely select your seat according to the conditions on-site.

Information on Online Sales

Please examine our General Terms and Conditions and our information regarding privacy policy (in German) as well as the following information on ticket pre-sales.
Ticket Pre-sales
Ticket pre-sales for performances at all venues generally begin on the same date two months before the day of the performance. If the first pre-sale date falls on a Saturday or Sunday, then pre-sales will begin on that Friday. If it falls on a holiday, then sales will begin the day before. Binding orders with a SEPA Direct Debit mandate will start to be processed two weeks before ticket pre-sales begin. Some events cannot be purchased through online sales. For such cases, please contact our telephone ticket service ((+49) (0) 711. 20 20 90, Mon – Fri 10 am – 8 pm, Sat 10 am – 6 pm). Performances outside of the previously mentioned pre-sale periods can be ordered using the online ordering form. Please examine our general information on ticket pre-sales.
Seat Selection
In the course of your booking, information relating to seat selection will be displayed.
Ticket Prices
Ticket prices for online sales include a service fee of 1.00 € per ticket.
Discounts (other than the Schauspielcard)
Please use the alternative sales channels for discounts, as they are not available or applicable for online sales.
Gift Vouchers
Gift certificates can be transferred to third parties and are valid up to three years after the issue date. The period begins on December 31 of the year the certificate has been purchased. An extension of this period is excluded. The disbursement of the certificate value is not possible. The monetary value will be offset against the price (higher differences must be paid). Existing remaining amounts are disbursed as another gift certificate. A later setting-off of a certificate to a purchase already made is not possible. Gift certificates cannot be used for the purchase of further certificates.
Delivery / Pick Up with Confirmation of Purchase
Tickets or gift vouchers can be sent out for a shipping fee of 1.50 €, if the time of the order allows for it. The Staatstheater Stuttgart cannot accept any responsibility for the shipment.
Confirmation of purchase will automatically be sent by email to the address you provided, as soon as purchase of your order has been initiated.
By presenting printed confirmation of purchase, tickets can be picked up at the theatre box office or at the appropriate performance box office; gift vouchers only at the theatre box office (Mon – Fri 10 am – 7 pm, Sat 10 am – 2 pm).
Only printed tickets are valid as passes for means of transport with the VVS. Printed confirmations of purchase will not be accepted as valid ride passes for the VVS.
You can purchase any of our print@home ticket(s) (with the start of season 14/15) at any time and print them out yourself. This booking service is available to you until 1 hour before a performance starts at no additional cost and is specified during the booking via choice of shipping option. After completing the purchasing transaction, the desired ticket will be displayed as a PDF file and can be printed immediately. You will receive a confirmation of purchase at the email address you have provided, with the ticket file as an attachement. The personalization of each ticket with a name and date of birth prevents improper duplication for the protection of the purchaser. Each ticket entitles the holder to one unique admission in conjunction with a valid ID. If there are any questions, please contact our telephone sales office ((+49) (0) 711. 20 20 90). Operating hours telephone sales office: Mon - Fri 10 am - 08 pm; Sat 10 am - 06 pm.

print@home ticket = transit ticket
Your print@home ticket is valid as a transit ticket for public transportation in the VVS system at no additional cost and will automatically beeig print with your print@home ticket. Please pay attention to the required personalisation during the booking transaction.
Late Seating
may not be possible for certain performances. Our telephone ticket service (0711. 20 20 90, Mon – Fri 10 am – 8 pm, Sat 10 am – 6 pm) will be happy to provide you with more information!
Tickets can be paid with credit card (American Express, MasterCard, VISA) or SEPA direct debit (Not for new customers, these should call our ticket-service first (+49) (0)711. 20 20 90).
Return / Exchange
We ask that you carefully check your information before authorising purchase of your order, as tickets and gift vouchers cannot be returned or exchanged.
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July 6, 2019
1 h 45 min (without interval)
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Cast Jul 2019 - Jul 2019
Conductor: Roland Kluttig, Director and Costume Design: Kirill Serebrennikov, Stage Design: Pierre Jorge Gonzalez, Video: Ilya Shagalov, Lighting: Reinhard Traub, Dramaturgy: Ann-Christine Mecke

Herodes: Matthias Klink, Herodias: Maria Riccarda Wesseling, Salome: Simone Schneider, Jochanaan's voice: Josef Wagner, Jochanaan's body: N. N. , Narraboth: Elmar Gilbertsson, The Page of Herodias: Ida Ränzlöv, First Jew: Torsten Hofmann, Second Jew: Heinz Göhrig, Third Jew: Kai Kluge, Fourth Jew: Daniel Kluge, Fifth Jew: Andrew Bogard, First Nazarene: David Steffens, Second Nazarene: Moritz Kallenberg, First soldier: Paweł Konik, Second soldier: Michael Nagl, A Cappadocian: Jasper Leever, A slave: Aoife Gibney, With: Staatsorchester Stuttgart


By Richard Strauss
In German with German supertitles

Recommended age: 15 years and up

By the middle of the 19th Century, the figure of Salome, a woman who enforced her erotic desires by using lethal violence, had developed into both – incarnation of female ferocity and symbol for pure eroticism – in short to the most important Christian-mythological female figure within the world of music and literature. It resembles an ecstatic dance on the verge of a precipice which finally evolved into a symbol of decadence: Until today, the opera has not lost any of its equally fascinating and disturbing power.

Age recommendation: for visitors aged 15 and older

Pre-performance Introduction (in German)
45 minutes prior to the start of every performance, Opera House, Grand Tier Foyer (Foyer I. Rang)

Late Night Talk (in German)
Directors, dramaturgs, singers and conductors are ready to answer your questions:
  • March 30, 2017

Photo gallery
Süddeutsche Zeitung, 03.12.2015
„[…] so eindrucksvoll, wie man das kaum je gesehen hat.“

„Alles muss raus“ von Helmut Mauró
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 25.11.2015
"[...] ein Triumph der Ensemblekultur."

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung 25.11.2015
"Körper oder Stimme, Opfer oder Täter" von Gerhard R. Koch


Captain Narraboth and some of his soldiers are watching King Herod, his wife Herodias, and her daughter Salome, who have gathered for a banquet. Narraboth is infatuated with Salome; a colleague tries to divert his attention from her but is unsuccessful. The voice of the prisoner Jochanaan repeatedly intrudes on the scene, heralding the coming of the Messiah.
To Narraboth’s delight, Salome emerges, unable to endure another moment at the banquet table; her stepfather Herod’s wanton glances are as disagreeable to her as the conversations of the guests. Jochanaan’s voice is heard again, arousing Salome’s curiosity. She declines to return to the banquet, demanding instead to speak with the prisoner. The soldiers explain that Herod has forbidden all contact with him, but Salome persuades Narraboth, whose passion for her has not remained secret, to grant her wish.
The prisoner is brought before her. He condemns Herod’s marriage to Herodias as a violation of Jewish law and accuses Herodias, in particular, of leading a disgraceful life. Salome appears to grow more and more fascinated – first by Jochanaan’s voice, then by his body. Unmoved by the prisoner’s resistance and revulsion, she moves in close and importunes him. He exhorts her to seek religious purification. When she insists on kissing him, he curses her.
Herod and Herodias are in disagreement – and not only over how to deal with Jochanaan. Herod, plagued by dark premonitions and symptoms of disease, sees him as a prophet, whereas Herodias finds the prisoner irritating and would prefer to hand him over to the Jews. Herod makes ambiguous overtures to Salome, holding out to her the prospect of her mother’s throne. Into this poisoned atmosphere, the voice of Jochanaan interjects itself once more.
While the Jewish guests at the banquet argue over questions of religion, Jochanaan announces the Messiah’s arrival. Two Nazarenes declare that they too believe the Messiah to be the miracle-working itinerant preacher of whom Jochanaan speaks. As the celebration threatens to spiral out of control, Herod orders his stepdaughter to dance for him. She agrees on the condition that he promise to give her whatever she wishes afterward.
After the dance, Salome calls for Jochanaan’s head on a silver platter. She rejects each of the horrified Herod’s counteroffers, as well as the support of her mother: »I desire Jochanaan’s head for my own pleasure.« Herod gives the order for Jochanaan’s beheading. Salome is given the head and takes what the prisoner had denied her: she kisses Jochanaan’s mouth.
Herod commands that Salome be executed as well.