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Strauss: Salome / Sunnegardh, Doss, Brubaker, Luisotti [blu-ray]

Release Date: 04/29/2014 
Label:  Arthaus Musik   Catalog #: 108096  
Composer:  Richard Strauss
Performer:  Dalia SchaechterMark S. DossErika SunnegardhRobert Brubaker
Conductor:  Nicola Luisotti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Oscar Wilde describes his Salomé as containing "refrains whose recurring motifs make it so like a piece of music and bind it together as a ballad." In his opera adaptation of Wilde's play, the backbone of Richard Strauss' opulent setting is a series of densely woven leitmotifs, which elaborate the relationship between Herodias' daughter and the prophet Jochanaan.

In Gabriele Lavia's triumphant 2010 Bologna production, the linking of Salome's naive insouciance,
Read more sexual obsession and cruelty as portrayed by Erika Sunnegårdh is also subtly reflected in the scenic representation. Under the musical direction of internationally acclaimed conductor Nicola Luisotti, the stellar cast of experienced singers including Mark S. Doss as Jochanaan, Robert Brubaker as Herodes and Dalia Schaechter as Herodias give an energetic performance of Strauss' early masterpiece.

Richard Strauss
(Blu-ray Disc Version)

Salome – Erika Sunnegårdh
Jochanaan – Mark S. Doss
Herodes – Robert Brubaker
Herodias – Dalia Schaechter
Narraboth – Mark Milhofer
Page – Nora Sourouzian Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra
Nicola Luisotti, conductor

Gabriele Lavia, stage director
Alessandro Camera, set designer
Daniele Naldi, lighting designer
Andrea Viotti, costume designer
Sara Di Salvo, choreographer

Recorded live from the Teatro Comunale di Bologna, 2010

Picture format: 1080i High Definition
Sound format: PCM Stereo / DTS-HD Master Audio 5.0
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Subtitles: German, English, French, Spanish, Italian, Korean
Running time: 109 mins
No. of Discs: 1 Read less

Works on This Recording

Salome, Op. 54 by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Dalia Schaechter (Alto), Mark S. Doss (Bass), Erika Sunnegardh (Soprano),
Robert Brubaker (Tenor)
Conductor:  Nicola Luisotti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bologna Teatro Comunale Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903-1905; Germany 

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