Richard Strauss

Salome


Music drama in one act, in German, with Hungarian an English surtitles
Concert performance
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When Richard Strauss chose Oscar Wilde’s “scandalous” Salome as the subject for his new opera, the audience of the day was astonished that he would dare to present the story of Saint John the Baptist and Salome to them on the opera stage as an erotic and bloody vision. Nevertheless, the work proved to be a tremendous success even at its 1905 Dresden world premiere, with Gustav Mahler going so far as to call the piece “one of the most important works of our time.”
The Hungarian State Opera gave the work its first Budapest staging in 1912, which has been followed by numerous other productions over the course of the past century. This time, the audience will get to hear Strauss’s amazing opera in concert version at the Erkel Theatre, with the superb Lithuanian soprano Vida Miknevičiūtė in the title role.


General cast

Conductor
Michael Boder
Herodes
Attila Fekete
Herodias
Gyöngyi Lukács
Salome
Vida Miknevičiūtė
Jokanaan
Károly Szemerédy
Narraboth
Péter Balczó
Page
Ágnes Anna Kun
First Jew
István Horváth
Second Jew
József Mukk
Third Jew
Zoltán Megyesi
Fourth Jew
Tivadar Kiss
Fifth Jew
Azat Malik univ. stud.
First Nazarene
Kolos Kováts
Second Nazarene
N.N.
First soldier
Róbert Rezsnyák
Second soldier
Bence Pataki
A Cappadocian
N.N.
A slave
N.N.

Credits

Libretto after the play of the same title by Oscar Wilde by
Richard Strauss
Hungarian surtitles
N.N.
Dramaturg
N.N.

Events

2020. May 23., Sat, 19:00