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GIUSEPPE PENNISI reports on the
new production of 'Salome' in Leipzig

 

I saw and heard the much-awaited premiere of the new production of Salome in Leipzig on Saturday 17 June 2017. The theatre was full and the audience dressed up.

As I wrote on 21 November 2014 about a new staging of the opera in Naples, productions of Salome tend to fall between two stools. Firstly, decadent stage setting and acting — it seems that Strauss picked up the subject after admiring a Gustave Moreau painting...

Copyright © 30 June 2017 Giuseppe Pennisi,
Rome, Italy

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RICHARD STRAUSS

SALOME

LEIPZIG

LEIPZIG GEWANDHAUS ORCHESTRA

LEIPZIG OPERA

GERMANY

JERUSALEM

ISRAEL

PALESTINE

OSCAR WILDE

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