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Great film of great opera!!!
Description Peter Hall’s magnificent 1992 production of Strauss’s opera Salome features sensational acting from Maria Ewing who, as the sinister, monstrous heroine of the title, ultimately leaves nothing to the imagination in her Dance of the Seven Veils. She leads a fine cast including Michael Devlin as a strong-voiced Jokanaan, Kenneth Riegel as a devilish Herod, Gillian Knight as the depraved Herodias and Robin Leggate as the infatuated Narraboth. The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, in excellent form, is conducted by Edward Downes.
(Opus Arte blurb)
Salome: Maria Ewing
Jokanaan: Michael Devlin
Herod: Kenneth Riegel
Herodias: Gillian Knight
Narraboth: Robin Leggate
The Royal Opera Chorus
The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Conductor: Edward Downes
Directed by Sir Peter Hall
Recorded live at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London on 2nd June 1992.
Sung in German with English subtitles
Warning: Contains nudity and scenes of violence.
"Maria Ewing renews her tour de force performance in the title role, one of extraordinary stamina, range, colour and agility. ...hers was a feat of high-class singing, her playing of the part taking sensible account of the passage of time, her Salome no sex kitten but an obsessed woman of chilling resolution and conviction."