26 Feb-9 Mar 2008. Conducted by Gianandrea Noseda, directed by Robert Carsen, with Nicola Beller Carbone, Peter Bronder, Dagmar Peckova and Marc Doss.
At the Teatro Regio in Turin there is more Strauss with Salome (26 Feb-9 March), which was premiered in Dresden four years earlier than Elektra on 9 December 1905. It delighted the avant-garde of the age with its musical vitality and impetuosity, but it scandalized the conformists with the brazenness of its libretto. Robert Carsen directs a contemporary reading of the opera: Salome is a rebellious Lolita unaware of her sanguinary passion for John the Baptist and the palace of Herod is one of the most famous hotel-casinos in the world, Caesar