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Lydia Steier (stage director), Simone Young (conductor) — With Elza van den Heever (Salomé), John Daszak (Herodes), Karita Mattila (Herodias), Iain Paterson (Jochanaan)...
Lydia Steier — Stage director
Momme Hinrichs — Stage design, Video designer
Andy Besuch — Costume designer
Olaf Freese — Lighting designer
Maurice Lenhard — Dramaturgy
Elza van den Heever — Salomé
John Daszak — Herodes
Karita Mattila — Herodias
Iain Paterson — Jochanaan
Tansel Akzeybek — Narraboth
Katharina Magiera — Page der Herodias
Matthäus Schmidlechner — Erster Jude
Éric Huchet — Zweiter Jude
Maciej Kwaśnikowski — Dritter Jude
Mathias Vidal — Vierter Jude
Sava Vemić — Fünfter Jude
Luke Stoker — Erster Nazarener
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The first performance of Richard Strauss's Salome, which took place in 1905 in Dresden, was a thunderous triumph despite the many difficulties involved in bringing the work to the stage. The provocative lyric drama, based on the play by Oscar Wilde, met with 38 curtain calls by the enraptured audience, firmly establishing Strauss's genius as an operatic composer and innovator.
In this intense, defiantly modern masterpiece, the orchestra brings out all the vivid and mordant colors in Strauss's score, and the title role is an staggering tour de force of expressivity. Conductor Simone Young brings Strauss's music to life in this new production by the Paris Opera, staged by Lydia Steier with an extraordinary cast centered around star soprano Elza van den Heever in the role of Salome.
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