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Salzburg Festival 2018: Salome

Synopsis

“Salome”, the masterpiece of Richard Strauss, who conducted the very first opera in the history of the Salzburg Festival, finally returns to Salzburg after 25 years. To witness Franz Welser-Möst, a Strauss conductor in a league of his own, at the helm of the Wiener Philharmoniker “makes you think you are hearing the piece in its most perfect incarnation yet.” (Financial Times). The Italian director Romeo Castellucci has the extraordinary gift of creating images pulsating with knowledge of the subconscious, he is responsible for directing and designing stage sets, costumes and lighting. “Asmik Grigorian sweeps all in her wake in the title role of Strauss’s opera. […] Hers is a Salome to end all Salomes. […] In total, it is stunning…” (Financal Times)

Additional Info

  • No: A04050093
  • Composer: Richard Strauss
  • Conductor: Franz Welser-Möst
  • Orchestra: Wiener Philharmoniker
  • Artists: Asmik Grigorian, John Daszak, Gábor Bretz, Anna Maria Chiuri, Julian Prégardien
  • Production year: 2018
  • Run time: 01:52:00
  • Director: Stage Director: Romeo Castellucci
  • Producers: ORF, 3sat and UNITEL in cooperation with Wiener Philharmoniker and Salzburg Festival
  • Format: HDTV 16:9
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