Salome (Opera) Gino Zanconaro, Margaret Russell, Joseph Grunfelder
Souvenir Brochure Australian Opera 1979 Sydney Opera House
Salome, is an opera in one act by Richard Strauss to a German libretto by the composer, based on Hedwig Lachmann's German translation of the French play Salomé by Oscar Wilde. Strauss dedicated the opera to his friend Sir Edgar Speyer. The opera is famous (at the time of its premiere, infamous) for its "Dance of the Seven Veils". It is now better known for the more shocking final scene (often a concert-piece for dramatic sopranos), where Salome declares her love to – and kisses – the severed head of John the Baptist.
Oscar Wilde originally wrote his Salomé in French. Strauss saw the play in Lachmann's version and immediately set to work on an opera. The play's formal structure was well-suited to musical adaptation. Wilde himself described Salomé as containing "refrains whose recurring motifs [Wilde's emphasis] make it so like a piece of music and bind it together as a ballad".
Cast: Gino Zanconaro, Margaret Russell, Joseph Grunfelder, Clifford Grant, Raymond Myers, Pieter van der Stolk, Marilyn Richardson, Melinda Sharman, Gordon Wilcock, Margreta Elkins, Sergei Baigildin, John Germain, Neville Grave, Grahame Macfarlane, Bruce Martin, Neil Warren-Smith, Gregory Yurisich, Charles Moody.
Size 215 x 300 mm Lots of Information and Pictures on the Opera, Cast and Story
Condition: Used Good 7/10 Looks Ok (has some yellowing up the spine)
Each Order will incur a $5.00 handling fee (including free shipping)
All Prices Shown are in USD (United States of America Dollars)
All Payments by Paypal Just Checkout as GUEST no need to register
All associated graphics, logos, trader marks, trade names or copyrights are the property of the original owner and are used here for factual and educational purposes only.
If there are any errors please contact us with corrections firstname.lastname@example.org
(Please Note scans are low res for fast loading)
Please Note all items are sold as Used