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Witt, Kerstin

Overview
Works: 4 works in 15 publications in 1 language and 395 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Musical settings  Operas  Live sound recordings  Songs and music  Librettos  One-act operas  Music 
Roles: Singer, Performer
Classifications: M1500.S89, 782.1
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Most widely held works by Kerstin Witt
Salome by Richard Strauss( )

12 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This performance presents the great Leonie Rysanek in one of her most memorable roles--the teenage Judean princess Salome. Obsessed with the prophet Jochanaan, the Biblical John the Baptist (Norman Bailey), she skillfully manipulates her lecherous stepfather Herod (Ragnar Ulfung) until he has no choice but to have the holy man killed for spurning the princess's advances. The legendary Astrid Varnay is Salome's mother, Herodias. Highlights of the score include the Dance of the Seven Veils and Salome's final monologue, one of the supreme dramatic achievements in all of opera
Salome : musical drama in one act by Richard Strauss( Recording )

1 edition published in 1994 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Narraboth, the Captain of Herod's guard, is fascinated by the princess Salome's beauty. When she enters onto the palace terrace the voice of the prophet Jokanaan is heard from the cistern where he is imprisoned. She orders him to be raised up and Narraboth eventually surrenders to her will and disobeys Herod's decree. Jokanaan emerges into the moonlight and denounces the incestuous union of Herod and Salome's mother Herodias and demands that Salome repents and follows Christ. Equally apalled and mesmerised she is increasingly overcome by desire, praising his body, hair and mouth. Narraboth is distraught and kills himself, but Salome steps over his body in pursuit of her passion. Jokanaan curses her and returns to his prison. Herod emerges from the palace with Herodias, seeking Salome who ignores his advances. Stepping in Narraboth's blood - a bad omen - he seeks relief from his nightmare visions. The voice of Jokanaan is heard again and Herodias demands that he be delivered to the Jews, provoking a religious debate about the true nature of the prophet and of Christ himself. Herod's attention is solely focused on Salome who he begs to dance for him and swears an oath to grant her any wish. She performs the Dance of the Seven Veils and tells the horrified Herod that her payment will be the head of the prophet. She waits nervously at the edge of the cistern until the executioner delivers her prize on a silver platter. She ecstatically kisses Jokanaan's lips, achieving fulfilment at last. In disgust, Herod orders her death
Salome : op. 54 by Richard Strauss( Recording )

1 edition published in 2015 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Salome Musikdrama in einem Aufzug nach Oscar Wildes gleichnamigem Schauspiel by Richard Strauss( Recording )

1 edition published in 1994 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Audience level: 0.41 (from 0.01 for Salome : m ... to 0.97 for Salome Mus ...)

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German (11)