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R. Strauss: Salome / Soltesz, Denoke, Begley, Soffel, Held, Reijans [DVD]

Album Summary

>Strauss, Richard : Salome, Op 54
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

This highly acclaimed 2011 production of Salome from Baden-Baden, staged by German director Nikolaus Lenhoff, exceeded the high expectations of the audience and critics alike. Angela Denoke is a brilliant Salome, and Kim Begley, Doris Soffel and Alan Held complete a perfect cast."As with his Elektra at last summer's Salzburg Festival, Lehnhoff's strength in this Salome is the psychological accuracy and musicality of his direction... In Baden-Baden Lehnhoff can rely on a superb ensemble led by Angela Denoke, with her stunning singing and acting... An enthralling premiere that thoroughly deserved its rapturous reception." --FAZ

BBC Music Magazine
Denoke wins her place in the sun as a lithe if hardly sex-kittenish Salome. She has an expressive, secure and slightly dark-timbred voice...Held is a physically and vocally powerful prophet...It's all clear and slick throughout but never quite makes the flesh creep.

Recorded in Baden-Baden in 2011, this Nicolas Lehnhoff-directed production draws vivid and valid characterizations and motivations.

Kim Begley's big-voiced Herod is properly nasty, Doris Soffel's aging movie-star-like Herodias is both shrill and menacing, and Alan Held's Jochanaan is filled with scorn, piety, and grandeur.

Notes & Reviews:

Run Time: 112 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.0
Subtitles: German, English, French, Italian, Spanish, Korean


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Works Details

>Strauss, Richard : Salome, Op 54
  • Performers: Kim Begley (Tenor); Angela Denoke (Soprano); Alan Held (Baritone); Marcel Reijans (Tenor); Doris Soffel (Alto)
  • Conductor: Stefan Soltesz
  • Ensemble: Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1903-1905