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Ensemble

Young Purity

A Covent Garden 'Salome',
reviewed by ROBERT HUGILL

 

For its first revival of David McVicar's production of Salome [seen 3 July 2010], the Royal Opera Covent Garden chose a substantially new cast. Their new Salome, Angela Denoke, provided an interesting vocal contrast to Nadja Michael who sang in the première. Salome is a role which Richard Strauss said called for sixteen year old with the voice of an Isolde. There are few, if any, sopranos who are capable of sounding young and lasting the extremely taxing course of the opera. On record, Montserrat Caballé has perhaps come close...

Copyright © 7 July 2010 Robert Hugill,
London UK

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RICHARD STRAUSS

SALOME

DAVID MCVICAR

COVENT GARDEN

ADRIAN THOMPSON

LONDON

UNITED KINGDOM

GERMANY

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