Sunday Salome...Prom No.58
As the world continues to commemorate the 150 anniversary of the birth of Richard Strauss, this weekend must surely be among the jewels in the crown of celebrations - numbers 58 and 59 of the 2014 BBC Proms.
Number 58 is of course Salome, with Nina Stemme in the title role, Samuel Youn as Jokhanaan, Burkhard Ulrich as Herod, Doris Soffel as Herodias and the Deutsche Oper Berlin conducted by Donald Runnicles.
You can listen the the broadcast courtesy of BBC3 by clicking this link. Perfect listening for a Sunday afternoon, Runnicles' direction is exquisite.
Number 59 I'll talk about soon.