Nadja Michael (Salome), Falk Struckmann (Jochanaan), Peter Bronder (Herodes), Iris Vermillion (Herodias), Matthias Klink (Narraboth), Teatro Alla Scala, Daniel Harding (conductor)
Nadja Michael conquers La Scala! In the person of Nadja Michael, a singer was available for the title role who, with her effortlessly appealing depth and great volume, not only satisfied all requirements for the diabolic soprano part in terms of her voice, but also left nothing to be desired in terms of her acting and dancing. The magnificent stage presence of Nadja Michael is shown by every emotional turn that is put to music, even if it is announced by merely a breath of wind, captured with a nearly wraithlike precision and a mastery of singing. The audience highly acclaimed Nadja Michael's outstanding performance. Since its first performance hundred years ago Salome has become a well-established part of the operatic repertoire of the most important opera companies throughout the world. Live recording from Teatro Alla Scala, 2007.
R Strauss Salome
Running Time: 1 hr 48 min
'Nadja Michael is not only an artist in possession of a great voice with a radiant timbre and flawless intonation...but also an admirable actress and excellent dancer.' (Corriere della Sera)