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At The Opera, Richard Strauss: Salome, August 19, 2017

  

Salome, Op. 54, is an opera in one act by Richard Strauss to a German libretto by the composer, based on Hedwig Lachmann's German translation of the French play Salomé by Oscar Wilde. The play Salome is a tragedy by Oscar Wilde. The original 1891 version of the play was in French. Three years later an English translation was published. The play tells in one act the Biblical story of Salome, stepdaughter of the tetrarch Herod Antipas, who, to her stepfather's dismay but to the delight of her mother Herodias, requests the head of Jokanaan (John the Baptist) on a silver platter as a reward for dancing the dance of the seven veils. The final scene is frequently heard as a concert-piece for dramatic sopranos.

Cast:

Salome – Birgit Nilsson

Herod – Gerhard Stolze

Herodias – Grace Hoffman

Jokanaan (John the Baptist) – Eberhard Wachter

Vienna Philharmonic

Sir Georg Solti – conductor

Decca - 1962

 

Playlist

8:00pm
8:00pm
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240
8:14pm
Richard Strauss: Salome BUY Vienna Philharmonic; Sir Georg Solti, conductor
10:00pm
10:10pm
Verdi: Aida: The Nile Scene, Act Three, Complete: O Tu Che Sei D' Osiride...Vieni D' Iside Al Tempio - BUY from Lauri-Volpi Sings Verdi; composed by Verdi
10:43pm
Puccini: Si, Mi chiamano Mimi BUY from Grandi Voci 40th Anniversary - Mirella Freni; composed by Puccini
10:48pm
Puccini: Donde lieta usci BUY from Grandi Voci 40th Anniversary - Mirella Freni; composed by Puccini
10:51pm
Boito: L'a'tra notte BUY from Grandi Voci 40th Anniversary - Mirella Freni; composed by Boito
10:58pm
Bellini: Ove son? from Bianco e Fernanda BUY from Grandi Voci 40th Anniversary - Mirella Freni; composed by Bellini
11:00pm
11:20pm
Verdi: Ernani Aria (live 1983) MET ; James Levine, conductor
11:24pm
Verdi: Macbeth Aria Live from Sherril Milnes Luisa Miller Aria; composed by Verdi
11:30pm
Leoncavallo: Pagliacci: Si puo? - Robert Merrill BUY from 10 Top Baritones & Basses 2; composed by Leoncavallo
11:38pm
Verdi: Macbeth: Studia il passo... Come dal ciel precipita - Samuel Ramey BUY from 10 Top Baritones & Basses 2; composed by Verdi
11:43pm
Wagner: Der fliegende Hollander: Die Frist ist um - George London BUY from 10 Top Baritones & Basses 2; composed by Wagner

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