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Strauss' Salome

Edward Downes, Peter Hall – Maria Ewing (Salome), Michael Devlin (John the Baptist) – Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

Strauss' Salome Edward Downes, Peter Hall – Maria Ewing (Salome), Michael Devlin (John the Baptist) – Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

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Violence, murder and erotic passion: discover the charms of Richard Strauss's Salome in the iconic staging by Peter Hall.

Naraboth, captain of the guard, is in love with Salome, Herodes' stepdaughter. But the young woman is irresistibly attracted by the prophet Jochanaan (John the Baptist) imprisoned in an old cistern nearby. Salome tries to seduce the prophet, but John the Baptist's steadfastness in his faith hurts the young woman's pride. Herodes, under Salome's spell, ask her to dance in his presence. She accepts, but imposes a condition: Jochanaan shall die.

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Program

  • Richard Strauss, Salome, Op. 54
    • Scene 1. Wie schön ist die Princezessin Salome
    • Scene 2. Ich will nicht bleiben
    • Scene 3. Wo ist er, dessen Sündenbecher
    • Scene 3. Er ist schrecklich
    • Scene 3. Niemals, Tochter Babylons, Tochter Sodoms
    • Scene 3. Lass mich deinen Mund küssen
    • Scene 4. Wo ist Salome?
    • Scene 4. Salome, komm, trink Wein mit mir
    • Scene 4. Tanz für mich, Salome
    • Scene 4. Dance of the seven veils
    • Scene 4. Ah! Herrlich! Wundervoll
    • Scene 4. Es ist kein Laut zu vernehmen
    • Scene 4. Ah! Du wolltest mich nicht
    • Scene 4. Sie ist ein Ungeheuer, deiner Tochter

Details

  • Directed by:
    • Jonathan Haswell
  • Venue: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden (London, Great Britain)
  • Production date: 1992
  • Duration: 1 h 44 min
  • Production: © Covent Garden Pioneer FSP Limited and Royal Opera House Covent Garden Limited
  • Available version(s): EN
  • Available subtitle(s) : EN, FR, ES

Casting

  • Peter Hall | Stage director
  • John Bury | Set designer, Costume designer, Lighting
  • Maria Ewing | Salome
  • Michael Devlin | John the Baptist
  • Kenneth Riegel | Herode
  • Gillian Knight | Herodias
  • Robin Leggate | Narraboth, Captain of the Guard
  • Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
  • Edward Downes | Music director
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