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Erkel Színház (Erkel Theatre)II. János Pál pápa tér 30., Budapest, Central Hungary, H-1087, Hungary
On Saturday 23 May 2020 at 19:00
Programme
Strauss, Richard (1864-1949)Salome (Concert performance)
Performers
Hungarian State Opera
Michael BoderConductor
Vida MikneviciuteSopranoSalome
Gyöngyi LukácsSopranoHerodias
Attila FeketeTenorHerodes
Péter BalczóTenorNarraboth
Károly SzemerédyBaritoneJochanaan

Music drama in one act, in German, with Hungarian an English surtitles

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.

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