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8 January 2018 - 30 January 2018
21 Reviews See All
If the voice runs out of radiance right at the extremes, it is still a magnificent performance, physically committed, the voice sailing over Henrik Nánási’s vast orchestra even at full throttle.
Making her Royal Opera role debut as Salome and winning thunderous applause, Malin Byström showed how her more lyrical voice, modest in scale at first, could find new strength as required.
In the Swedish soprano Malin Bystrom as Salome we come as near perfection as we ever will.
At a time when convincing Salomes are rare, Bystrom is a godsend.
The last 20 minutes are stunning as the naked executioner emerges from the underground cistern drenched in blood and bearing the head of John the Baptist.
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