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.
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’