Salome with Swedish star crew

By on November 13, 2016

A dysfunctional family and forbidden lust served in Richard Strauss brutal Salome . The opera, based on Oscar Wilde’s drama, was in Sofia Jupiter’s acclaimed interpretation dark, almost uncomfortably dense with Salome’s own vulnerability and isolation in the center. It received new premiere 11 Novemberwith Erika Sunnegårdh in the title role.

As Salome, we hear the internationally recognized Swedish soprano Erika Sunnegårdh, who last appeared at the Opera as Turandot. The role of Salome she has already sung more than 50 times in many different sets worldwide.

I’m still curious to know who she is, the little princess. And I think I bring something individual and authentic in the role, says Erika Sunnegårdh in an interview in the upcoming issue of the magazine Opera.

Katarina Dalayman does with Herodias a welcome return to the Opera while Michael Weinius, just current as Mao in Nixon in China, is Herodes. Last but not least, do Josef Wagner, the great role of John the Baptist at the Revival on 11 November. Musical director is, as before, the chief conductor Lawrence Renes.

The set design – a claustrophobic world of plenty – created by Lars-Åke Thessman, while Maria Geber and Linus Fellbom is responsible for costume and light.

It was in 2013 that Sofia Jupither operatic debuted with Salome after a series of noted and acclaimed sets including Ibsen’s Ghosts at the Stockholm City Theatre (2010) and Lars Norén’s Fragmente on Folkteatern in Gothenburg (2012).

MUSIC Richard Strauss
TEXT Hedwig Lachmann after Oscar Wilde
REGI Sofia Jupither
SCENOGRAPHY Lars-Åke Thessman
COSTUME & MASK Maria Geber
LIGHT Linus Fellbom
DRAMATURGIST Katarina Aronsson

Length of the performance: 1 hour 45 minutes. No pause.

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