Strauss: Salome / Denoke, Soltesz

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Label: ARTHAUS
Catalog: 101593
Format: DVD

Angela Denoke (Salome), Kim Begley (Herodes), Doris Soffel (Herodias), Alan Held (Jochanaan) & Marcel Reijans (Narraboth) Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Stefan Soltesz (conductor) & Nikolaus Lehnhoff (stage director)

Stage Design by HANS-MARTIN SCHOLDER This highly acclaimed production of Strauss’ Salome from the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden is staged by German director Nikolaus Lehnhoff. Starring Angela Denoke as “a brilliant Salome” (FAZ), who is joined by a great ensemble of soloists, Kim Begley, Doris Soffel and Alan Held. Performing with “great aplomb” (FAZ), the Deutsches Sinfonie Orchester Berlin, conducted by Stefan Soltez, was also enthusiastically celebrated by critics and audience.(Live Recording from The Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, 2011) Sound Format: PCM Stereo, DD 5.0 Picture Format: 16:9 DVD Format: DVD 9, NTSC Subtitle Languages: DE (Original Language), GB, FR, IT, ES, JP, Korean Running Time: 112 mins FSK: 12

April 2012 BBC Music Magazine *** “Denoke wins her place in the sun as a lithe if hardly sex-kittenish Salome. She has an expressive, secure and slightly dark-timbred voice...Held is a physically and vocally powerful prophet...It's all clear and slick throughout but never quite makes the flesh creep.”

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