SALOME

Salome is an opera in one act by Richard Strauss to a German libretto by the composer, based on Hedwig Lachmann’s German translation of the French play Salomé by Oscar Wilde. The opera is famous (at the time of its premiere, infamous) for its “Dance of the Seven Veils”. It is now better known for the more shocking final scene (often a concert-piece for dramatic sopranos), where Salome declares her love to – and kisses – the severed head of John the Baptist.

  • ackte-aino-as-salome
    Ackté, Aino as Salome
    Finnish soprano (1876-1944)
  • arndt-ober-margarethe-as-herodias
    Arndt-Ober, Margarethe as Herodias
    German soprano (1885-1971)
  • barby-gerta-as-salome
    Barby, Gerta as Salome
    German soprano (1872-1938)
  • bommer-martha-as-salome
    Bommer, Martha as Salome
    German soprano
  • bronsgeest-cornelius-as-jochanaan
    Bronsgeest, Cornelius as Jochanaan
    Dutch baritone (1878-1957)
  • destinn-emmy-as-salome
    Destinn, Emmy as Salome
    Czech soprano (1878-1930)
  • djanel-lily-as-salome
    Djanel, Lily as Salome
    Belgian soprano (1900-1982)
  • fremstad-olive-as-salome
    Fremstad, Olive as Salome
    Swedish soprano/mezzo (1871-1951)
  • friche-claire-as-salome
    Friché, Claire as Salome
    Belgian soprano (1875-1968)
  • garden-mary-as-salome
    Garden, Mary as Salome
    British soprano (1874-1967)
  • hirzel-max-as-narraboth
    Hirzel, Max as Narraboth
    Swiss tenor (1888-1957)
  • hoffmann-gertrude-as-salome
    Hoffmann, Gertrude as Salome
    German soprano (1885-1966)
  • jeritza-maria-as-salome
    Jeritza, Maria as Salome
    Moravian soprano (1887-1982)
  • klebe-wedekind-agnes-as-salome
    Klebe-Wedekind, Agnes as Salome
    German soprano (1880?-1968)
  • kruszelnicka-salomea-as-salome
    Kruszelnicka, Salomea as Salome
    Polish soprano (1873-1952)
  • larsen-thyra-as-salome
    Larsen, Thyra as Salome
    Danish soprano (1882-1967)
  • lawrence-marjorie-as-salome
    Lawrence, Marjorie as Salome
    Australian soprano (1909-1979)
  • linde-charlotte-as-herodias
    Linde, Charlotte as Herodias
    German mezzo-soprano
  • ljungberg-gota-as-salome
    Ljungberg, Göta as Salome
    Swedish soprano (1898-1955)
  • mazarin-mariette-as-salome
    Mazarin, Mariette as Salome
    French soprano (1877-1952)
  • nilsson-birgit-as-salome
    Nilsson, Birgit as Salome
    Swedish soprano (1918-2005)
  • nysa-hilda-as-herodias
    Nysa, Hilda as Herodias
    Belgian soprano (1910-1981)
  • pauly-rose-as-salome
    Pauly, Rose as Salome
    Hungarian soprano (1894-1975)
  • perron-karl-as-jochanaan
    Perron, Karl as Jochanaan
    German bass-baritone (1858-1928)
  • polzer-julius-as-herodes
    Pölzer, Julius as Herodes
    German tenor (1901-1972)
  • reicher-kindermann-hedwig-as-salome
    Reicher-Kindermann, Hedwig as Salome
    German soprano (1853-1883)
  • sanden-aline-as-salome
    Sanden, Aline as Salome
    German soprano (1876-1955)
  • serverius-maria-as-salome
    Serverius, Maria as Salome
    Belgian soprano (1902-1976)
  • sorma-agnes-as-salome
    Sorma, Agnes as Salome
    Polish soprano (1862-1927)
  • sutter-anna-as-salome
    Sutter, Anna as Salome
    Swiss soprano (1871-1910)
  • sutter-kottlar-beatrice-as-salome
    Sutter-Kottlar, Beatrice as Salome
    German soprano (1883-1935)
  • verhunk-fandetta-as-salome
    Verhunk, Fandetta as Salome
    Slovenian soprano (1874-1944)
  • welitsch-ljuba-as-salome
    Welitsch, Ljuba as Salome
    Bulgarian soprano (1913-1996)
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