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SALOME -Visually and musically a hit for Stephan Herheim in Salzburg

EMILY MAGEE as Salome together with Stig Fogh Andersen as Herodes
. Photo: Forster.

SALOME at the Easter Festspiele in Salzburg:

Review by Henning Høholt: Photos: Monika & Karl Forster/Salzburg Osterfestspiele

Emlly Magee as Salome in Herheims Salome. Photo Forster.

SALZBURG: The Easter Festival premiere of Richard Strauss opera Salome with EMILY MAGEE  in the titelrole,

The Berliner Philharmoniker and outstanding international soloists conducted by Sir Simon Rattle is visually and musically a big success for the regissoer Stephan Herheimand the Easter Festival in Salzburg.  

Emily Magee sung the titelrole, Iain Paterson Jochanaan, Hanna Schwarz Herodias, Stig Fogh Andersen Herodes, and Rinat Shaham the Page.


Spite in that there were a lot of buing and too of bravos at the Grosses Festspielhaus in Salzburg. It was a success for the Festival, the whole cast, Simon Rattle and the Berliner Philharmoniker, and for Stefan Herheim, it sounded extraordinary well,



Amazing Scenography by Heike Scheele to Salome. Photo: Forster

Spite in that there were a lot of buing and too of bravos at the Grosses Festspielhaus in Salzburg.

But regarding the taste of operas, there will always be some one who love a renewing and some one who hate is
. I am one of them who deeply dislike when a regissor is spoiling an old beautiful opera wih untaste renewing, which dont work out
. But that is not the case in any of the productinóns i have seen done by Stefan Herheimand his outstanding staff, situated in Berlin.

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. Photo: Forster, Salzburg.

The Stefan Herheim team has a good visually taste, and since they are making expensive productions for world famouse houses who can afford to pay the equipement, Herheims productions are successfully. Such as the latest ones, his Julius Caesar, Tannhäuser and Lulu, all renewed without spoiling the history, and now this demanding, visually and musically great Salome.

Monumental scenography by  Heike Scheele.  Inspiring costumes by Gesine Völlm. 

Emily Maggee as Salome in Stefan Herheims great Salome in Salzburg, Premiere 25. mai 2013 in Oslo. Photo: Forster. Salzburger Festspiele.

As this is a co-production with Norwegian Opera & Ballet, Oslo, The norwegian audience can dearly be looking forward to see it when it will be premiered at the Norwegian National Opera, Oslo spring 2013

Emily Maggee, and Stig Fogh Andersen as Salome and Herodes. Photo: Forster.

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