The Metropolitan Opera’s Peabody and Emmy Award®-winning series The Met: Live in HD has excited audiences around the globe. Four highly-requested productions from the past two years are now available on DVD for the first time. These four stunning releases contain recordings of recent acclaimed Metropolitan Opera productions, taken from state-of-the-art, high-definition transmissions broadcast live from the stage of the Met, and include backstage interviews with the cast and production crew.
Indisputably one of the greatest Salome’s of our time, Karita Mattila reprises her stunning interpretation including her unforgettable “Dance of the Seven Veils”.
With Strauss’s groundbreaking music magnifying the degenerate atmosphere and building the erotic tension, this is one opera that is as shocking today as it was at its premiere in 1905.
Sound: PCM Stereo/ DTS Sound
Screen Format: 16:9
Region Code: 0 (All regions)
Subtitles: French, German, Spanish and English
Recording Date: October 11, 2008
Approximate Running Time: 1 Hr 46 Min
“As astoundingly lithe mover, [Mattila] plays the rapacious princess with a teenager's impetuosity and energy...No-one can surpass her when crazed anticipation is needed, which means the whole 'Es ist kein laut zu vernehmen' episode is incomparable...[Kaiser's] glowingly sung, touchingly acted Narraboth makes every word tell...the sheer virtuosity and tonal splendour [of the playing] are mind-blowing...Mattila is now first choice among DVD Salomes.”
“It all gets off to a good start with the best and handsomest ever love-struck Narraboth...[Mattila] does sound ideally young and silvery...with an impressive, sometimes scary chest voice to match the last great Salome, Hildegard Behrens. Juha Uusitalo's prophet is a powerful brute until he suddenly shows sensitivity in his Sea of Galilee monologue...[in the Liebestod] Mattila pulls out all the stops in expressing the heroine's crazy longing”
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