Program


Salome

Salome

The Hungarian State Opera gave the work its first Budapest staging in 1912, which has been followed by numerous other productions over the course of the past century. This time, the audience will get to hear Strauss’s amazing opera in concert version at the Erkel Theatre, with the superb Lithuanian soprano Vida Miknevičiūtė in the title role.

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Richard Strauss
Salome
Music drama in one act, in German, with Hungarian an English surtitles
Concert performance

When Richard Strauss chose Oscar Wilde’s “scandalous” Salome as the subject for his new opera, the audience of the day was astonished that he would dare to present the story of Saint John the Baptist and Salome to them on the opera stage as an erotic and bloody vision. Nevertheless, the work proved to be a tremendous success even at its 1905 Dresden world premiere, with Gustav Mahler going so far as to call the piece “one of the most important works of our time.”
The Hungarian State Opera gave the work its first Budapest staging in 1912, which has been followed by numerous other productions over the course of the past century. This time, the audience will get to hear Strauss’s amazing opera in concert version at the Erkel Theatre, with the superb Lithuanian soprano Vida Miknevičiūtė in the title role.

General cast
Conductor ..................Michael Boder
Herodes......................Attila Fekete
Herodias.....................Gyöngyi Lukács
Salome........................Vida Miknevičiūtė
Jokanaan....................Károly Szemerédy
Narraboth....................Péter Balczó
Page...........................Ágnes Anna Kun
First Jew......................István Horváth
Second Jew................József Mukk
Third Jew....................Zoltán Megyesi
Fourth Jew .................Tivadar Kiss
Fifth Jew......................Azat Malik univ. stud.
First Nazarene.............Kolos Kováts
Second Nazarene .......N.N.
First soldier..................Róbert Rezsnyák
Second soldier.............Bence Pataki


Credits
Libretto after the play of the same title by Oscar Wilde by Richard Strauss

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