Salome on Radio 4, Saturday 24 June, 19.00 - 22.00
Saturday 24 June, you can hear Richard Strauss' Salome on NPO Radio 4. The broadcast starts at 19.00 on NTR Opera Live, and is presented by Hein van Eekert.
Modern psychology made its first appearance on the opera stage with Richard Strauss’ masterpiece Salome. It is a short yet extremely powerful work; an inescapable lava flow of religion, sex and violence.
Director Ivo van Hove (De zaak Makropulos, Iolanta, Der Schatzgräber) was the ideal person to stage this new production. He is bound to do justice to the sultry atmosphere of Salome and probe deep into the human spirit.
‘With clarity and elegance Van Hove depicts the total downfall of a dysfunctional family. He is faithful to the libretto and illuminates it with telling details.’
Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest o.l.v. Daniele Gatti
Herodes - Lance Ryan
Herodias - Doris Soffel
Salome - Malin Byström
Jochanaan - Evgeny Nikitin