Strauss, Richard: Salome

Orchester des Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; Salome: Angela Denoke; Jochanaan: Johan Reuter; Herodes: Gerhard Siegel; Herodias: Irina Mishura; Narraboth: Andrew Staples

House of Opera, CD25039-34, 2010

Enthaltene Werke

Strauss, Richard: Salome


..the real star of this opera is Richard Strauss's music, conducted with great passion by Hartmut Haenchen. With long and powerful orchestral passages without any singing, and passages of singing with minimal accompaniment, Strauss has a wonderful way of creating a counterpoint between the emotions of the characters and the emotion of the music.
This is what real opera ought to be about, and when the intensity on stage is as great as in this blood-swilling production, it is a marvelous experience.
William Hartston
Daily Express, 07. July 2010
In the pit, Hartmut Haenchen is lyrical and refined
Tim Ashley
The Guardian, 06. July 2010
The whole event swept along by Maestro Haenchen who hit all the dramatic cues.... terrifying, decadent, repulsive and fascinating.
www.whatsonstage.com, 06. July 2010