La Scala


In Cinemas 27 & 28 Nov, 1 Dec 2021
Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala
Elena Stikhina (Salome), Wolfgang Koch (Jochanaan), Gerhard Siegel (Herodes), Linda Watson (Herodias), Attilio Glaser (Narraboth)
Richard Strauss
Damiano Michieletto
Set Design
Paolo Fantin

Sung in German, with English subtitles
Captured live from Teatro alla Scala, Milan 20 Feb 2021
Official Event Listing
  • A feast of beautiful voices. Elena Stikhina embodies everything one could wish for in a Salome.
    Rainer Zerbst, BACHTRACK

Drama in one act (1905)

New Production! From maestro Riccardo Chailly and director Damiano Michieletto, this gripping and highly intelligent La Scala staging combines visual impact and dramaturgical depth.

Promised anything she wants by her Stepfather King Herod (Gerhard Siegel), Salome (radiant soprano Elena Stikhina) demands the head of the prophet Jochanaan (Wolfgang Koch), a prisoner who has turned down her desire. But it comes at a price.

Based on Oscar Wilde’s scandalous play, Strauss’ masterpiece and its famous "Dance of the seven veils” conclusion has the same power to shock as it did when first performed.

La Scala

Milan's famous Teatro alla Scala was inaugurated on 3 August 1778. Apart from its sheer beauty and size, La Scala's acoustics are said to be perfect. One of the leading opera and ballet theatres in the world, the venue is home to the La Scala Theatre Chorus, La Scala Theatre Ballet and La Scala Theatre Orchestra, as well as the La Scala Theatre Academy.

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