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The Resource Salome, Strauss ; Covent Garden Pioneer FSP Limited and Royal Opera House Covent Garden Limited ; Jonathan Haswell, director ; Peter Hall, stage director

Salome, Strauss ; Covent Garden Pioneer FSP Limited and Royal Opera House Covent Garden Limited ; Jonathan Haswell, director ; Peter Hall, stage director

Label
Salome
Title
Salome
Statement of responsibility
Strauss ; Covent Garden Pioneer FSP Limited and Royal Opera House Covent Garden Limited ; Jonathan Haswell, director ; Peter Hall, stage director
Contributor
Conductor
Film director
Instrumentalist
Production company
Singer
Stage director
Subject
Genre
Language
  • ger
  • eng
  • ger
  • ger
Summary
Violence, murder and erotic passion: discover the charms of Richard Strauss's Salome in the iconic staging by Peter Hall. Naraboth, captain of the guard, is in love with Salome, Herodes' stepdaughter. But the young woman is irresistibly attracted by the prophet Jochanaan (John the Baptist) imprisoned in an old cistern nearby. Salome tries to seduce the prophet, but John the Baptist's steadfastness in his faith hurts the young woman's pride. Herodes, under Salome's spell, ask her to dance in his presence. She accepts, but imposes a condition: Jochanaan shall die. The character of Salome, a Minor figure of the New Testament, has inspired many artists, including the painters Cranach the Elder, Sandro Botticelli, Gustave Moreau, and the writers Gustave Flaubert, Oscar Wilde, Joris-Karl Huysmans, Guillaume Apollinaire ... Richard Strauss's vision of the myth gave birth to an opera in one act inspired by a play written by Oscar Wilde. It shocked the audience during its premiere in Dresden in 1905. The "dance of the seven veils" especially, highly sensuous and provocative, offended the audience's sensibility. The opera was even banned from London's stages for several years. Now considered a masterpiece of the genre, Salome has become a classic in the operatic repertoire. Musically speaking, Strauss ventures further than ever before on the edge of the tonal system. Unheard chords, discordant tones and tortured melodic lines stress out the violence of the drama. Peter Hall's production, with the striking Maria Ewing in the role of Salome, underlines with brio the combination of the biblical theme, the murderous and the erotic brought together in Richard Strauss's opera
Cataloging source
FRMTV
Characteristic
videorecording
Date of event
1992
Language note
Sung in German; English subtitles
Other event information
Recorded
PerformerNote
Maria Ewing (Salome) ; Michael Devlin (John the Baptist) ; Kenneth Riegel (Herode) ; Gillian Knight (Herodias) ; Robin Leggate (Narraboth, Captain of the Guard) ; Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden ; Edward Downes, conductor
Place of event
Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, Great Britain
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1942-
  • 1930-2017
  • 1864-1949
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Ewing, Maria
  • Devlin, Michael
  • Riegel, Kenneth
  • Knight, Gillian
  • Leggate, Robin
  • Downes, Edward
  • Haswell, Jonathan
  • Hall, Peter
  • Strauss, Richard
  • Royal Opera House (London, England)
  • Covent Garden Pioneer
  • Royal Opera House (London, England)
Runtime
105
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Salome
  • John
  • Herod
  • Operas
Technique
live action
Label
Salome, Strauss ; Covent Garden Pioneer FSP Limited and Royal Opera House Covent Garden Limited ; Jonathan Haswell, director ; Peter Hall, stage director
Link
https://www.vpl.ca/ext/scripts/auth/index.php?resource=MediciTv&assetid=movies/salome-royal-opera-house-peter-hall-edward-downes
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Opera
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file (1 hr., 44 min., 23 sec.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
sound, color
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
1790
System control number
  • ocn956369547
  • (OCoLC)956369547
Video recording format
other
Label
Salome, Strauss ; Covent Garden Pioneer FSP Limited and Royal Opera House Covent Garden Limited ; Jonathan Haswell, director ; Peter Hall, stage director
Link
https://www.vpl.ca/ext/scripts/auth/index.php?resource=MediciTv&assetid=movies/salome-royal-opera-house-peter-hall-edward-downes
Publication
Copyright
Note
Opera
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file (1 hr., 44 min., 23 sec.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
sound, color
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
1790
System control number
  • ocn956369547
  • (OCoLC)956369547
Video recording format
other

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