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Strauss: Salome / Grigorian, Welser-Most, Vienna Philharmonic [Blu-ray]

Release Date: 07/26/2019 
Label:  Unitel Edition   Catalog #: 801704  
Composer:  Richard Strauss
Performer:  Anna Maria ChiuriAsmik GrigorianJohn DaszakGábor Bretz,   ... 
Conductor:  Franz Welser-Möst
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Richard Strauss’s opera at the Salzburg Festival, staged by Romeo Castellucci at the Felsenreitschule, was nothing short of a sensation! Debuting in the title role, Asmik Grigorian propelled herself to international stardom with her mesmerizing singing and acting abilities. The exceptional soprano recently won the International Opera Award as best singer. To witness Maestro Franz Welser-Most performing together with the Wiener Philharmoniker and an outstanding cast “makes you think you are hearing the piece in
Read more its most perfect incarnation yet” (Financial Times). “Asmik Grigorian sweeps all in her wake in the title role of Strauss’s opera. […] Here is a Salome to end all Salomes. […] In total, it is stunning…" (Financial Times) “thrilling” (Spiegel Online) “A breathtakingly dense, musically epoch-making […] Salome, which brought the house down!” (Neue Zurcher Zeitung)
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Works on This Recording

Salome, Op. 54 by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Anna Maria Chiuri (Soprano), Asmik Grigorian (Soprano), John Daszak (Tenor),
Gábor Bretz (Bass), Julian Prégardian (Tenor)
Conductor:  Franz Welser-Möst
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903-1905; Germany 

Customer Reviews

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 The musical value is the highest; the production  September 5, 2019 By Robert C. (Tucson, AZ) See All My Reviews "As an unrepentant avantgarde opera queen, I am definitely into the whole regietheatre thing. This production, however, left me scratching my head. I then listened to the performance without watching. I think this is probably the best - certainly among the best - musical rendition of "Salome" I have ever heard. To sing and play this work, while performing this production, with such extraordinary results would seem to indicate that the singers, musicians and all involved knew what they were doing. I will keep watching and hopefully learn." Report Abuse
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