Richard Strauss

Salome


Music drama in one act, in German, with Hungarian an English surtitles
Concert performance
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Salome is the only biblical figure of whom we have a portrait, as there are silver coins that depict her face. Even in its current concert version, Richard Strauss’s full-length opera in one act is rated R due to it being a case of qualified necrophilia. Oscar Wilde wrote the play in French while in exile, and its effects are multiplied with the tools used by Strauss, which focus on Salomé instead of the weak-willed Herodes, Tetrach of Judea. The Lithuanian Vida Miknevičiūtė will sing the title role, whose career is taking off with astronomical speed. The orchestra will be conducted by Michael Boder who has been a guest of the Opera a number of times: in the spring of 2017, he enjoyed great success with Strauss’s other famous piece, Elektra, right before the Opera closed.


Details

Location
Erkel Theatre
Date
May 23, 2020
Start time
19:00
End time
21:00

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

Events

2020. May 23., Sat, 19:00