Opera

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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Cast

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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Directed by:
Jonathan Haswell
Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden (London, Great Britain)
Production date: 2008
Duration: 1 h 51 min
Production: © Opus Arte