Strauss' Salome

David McVicar (stage director), Philippe Jordan (music director) – With Nadja Michael (Salome), Thomas Moser (Herod), Joseph Kaiser (Narraboth) – Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

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David McVicar — Stage director

Es Devlin — Set designer, costume designer

Wolfgang Göbbel — Lighting

Andrew George — Choreographer

Leo Warner and Mark Grimmer for Fifty Nine Productions — Video

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

Philippe Jordan — Music director

Nadja Michael — Salome, Herodias’s daughter, Herod’s stepdaughter

Thomas Moser — Herod, Tetrarch of Judea

Michaela Schuster — Herodias, Herod's wife

Daniela Sindram — The Page of Herodias

Michael Volle — Jokanaan, John the Baptist

Joseph Kaiser — Narraboth

Christian Sist — First Soldier

Alan Ewing — Second Soldier

Vuyani Mlinde — A Cappadocian

Program notes

Salome's biblical story inspired Oscar Wilde a tragedy and Richard Strauss an opera. David McVicar staged this opera of extravagant intensity in the Covent Garden's Royal Opera House in June 2012.

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