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Strauss: Salome DVD (The Royal Opera) 2008

Strauss: Salome DVD (The Royal Opera) 2008

David McVicar’s powerful production of Strauss's opera is set in a disturbing and debauched world.

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David McVicar’s powerful 2008 production of Strauss's opera – based on a play by Oscar Wilde – takes the controversial and disturbing film 120 Days of Sodom as its visual reference. The action is set in a debauched palace, which has suggestions of Nazi Germany. Strauss’s ravishing and voluptuous score adds to the sexual alchemy that is conjured by an international cast led by Nadja Michael in the title role. Salome is filmed for the big screen with High Definition cameras and recorded in true surround sound.

Please Note: This production contains nudity and scenes of violence.


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Composer: Richard Strauss

Salome: Nadja Michael

Jokanaan: Michael Volle

Herodias: Michaela Schuster

Herod: Thomas Moser

Narraboth: Joseph Kaiser


The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Conductor: Philippe Jordan

Stage Director: David McVicar

Designer: Es Devin

Lighting Designer: Wolfgang Göbel

Choreography and Movement: Andrew George


Plus: Documentary ‘David McVicar: A work in process’


Picture: 16:9

Sound: DTS Surround 5.1 / LPCM Stereo

Format: NTSC

Region code: 0 Worldwide

Subtitles: EN/FR/DE/ES/IT

Running time: 168 mins


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