Michael Volle (Baritone), Michaela Schuster (Mezzo-Soprano), Thomas Moser (Tenor), Joseph Kaiser (Tenor), Nadja Michael (Soprano)
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
David McVicar (Director)
David McVicar’s powerful 2008 production of Oscar Wilde’s bible-based drama takes the controversially disturbing film Salò as its visual reference, setting it in a debauched palace in Nazi Germany. Strauss’s ravishing and voluptuous score adds to the sexual alchemy conjured by an international cast led by Nadja Michael in the title role. Filmed for the big screen with High Definition cameras and recorded in true surround sound.
Recorded live at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in March 2008. Warning: Contains nudity and scenes of violence.
David McVicar: A work in process – a full ITV documentary on David McVicar and his work on Salome, with unique interviews and extensive backstage footage (itv Productions)