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Astrid Varnay in Karl Böhm: Strauss: Salome

Karl Böhm: Strauss: Salome

1974 NR

The celebrated Karl Böhm conducts the Vienna Philharmonic in this standard-setting 1974 staging of Richard Strauss's opera of excess and sexual depravity, starring Teresa Stratas and Astrid Varnay in the principal roles. Featuring Bernd Weikl, Wieslaw Ochman, Hanna Schwarz and Hans Beirer, Götz Friedrich's sumptuous production, with its mesmerizing "Dance of the Seven Veils," is a must-see for opera enthusiasts.