Strauss, R: Salome (Downes)
Recorded live at the Royal Opera House in 1992
Running Time: 104 mins
Retail Price: £14.99
Release Date: 01/07/09
Content Type: Musical Recording
Peter Hall's magnificent 1992 production of Strauss's opera Salome features sensational acting from Maria Ewing who, as the sinister, monstrous heroine of the title, ultimately leaves nothing to the imagination in her Dance of the Seven Veils. She leads a fine cast including Michael Devlin as a strong-voiced Jokanaan, Kenneth Riegel as a devilish Herod, Gillian Knight as the depraved Herodias and Robin Leggate as the infatuated Narraboth. The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, in excellent form, is conducted by Edward Downes.
Salome: Maria Ewing
Jokanaan: Michael Devlin
Herod: Kenneth Riegel
Herodias: Gillian Knight
Narraboth: Robin Leggate
The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Conductor: Edward Downes
Recorded live at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London on 2nd June 1992.