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Salome (1975)

Director:

Götz Friedrich

Writers:

Oscar Wilde (based on the play by), Hedwig Lachmann (translation: German)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Teresa Stratas Teresa Stratas ... Salomé
Hans Beirer Hans Beirer ... Herod
Astrid Varnay Astrid Varnay ... Herodias
Bernd Weikl Bernd Weikl ... Jokanaan
Wieslaw Ochman ... Narraboth
Hanna Schwarz Hanna Schwarz ... Page
Reinhold Möser Reinhold Möser ... Soldiers
Wolfgang Probst Wolfgang Probst ... Soldiers
Heinz Klaus Ecker Heinz Klaus Ecker ... Nazarenes
Norbert Heidgen Norbert Heidgen ... Nazarenes
Nkolaus Hillebrand Nkolaus Hillebrand ... Cappadocian
Friedrich Lenz Friedrich Lenz ... Jews
Ewald Aichberger Ewald Aichberger ... Jews
Kurt Equiluz Kurt Equiluz ... Jews
Karl Terkal Karl Terkal ... Jews
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Country:

West Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

16 February 1975 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Salomé See more »

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UNITEL See more »
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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Marvelous!
9 May 2007 | by ducdebrabantSee all my reviews

A stunning performance of the Strauss opera. Stratas is one of the great actresses of the operatic stage, and one of the few petite enough to play a physically convincing Salome. She can seem like a child on stage, and of how many divas can you say that? This, like "Lulu," is an opera the lady simply owns. The production exudes sex (the John the Baptist is pretty hot too, which helps a lot), and it's very faithful to the spirit of the original, with a Beardsley-esqe quality to the production design that is NOT, however, cartoonish. If you happen to like the opera in the first place, this is satisfying in every way, on every level. If the opera leaves you cold, well, even then you have to admit that they've done it proud.


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