Salome. Guest performers


Vida Miknevičiūtė (Lithuania) performs a broad repertoire on stages of state operas of Hamburg, Berlin, Mainz, Stuttgart. She became well known particularly after her Strauss parts as Salome and Chrysothemis (Elektra). Even her first appearance as Salome, which took place in Melbourne on stage of Victorian opera, became a “discovery” and caused huge resonance in press: “Miknevičiūtė is searingly good in the role, her high soprano both clear and rich, the part’s fiendish range seemingly effortless.” (, 26 February 2020)

Performances, which were planned in Berlin, Napoli and Stockholm for this part, were, unfortunately, cancelled due to the pandemic. Yet, very important debut of Salome took place at Vienna State Opera (slightly earlier in Elektra production at Salzburg festival), which brought her well-deserved success and public recognition: “Miknevičiūtė was absolutely fabulous, she looked like a teenage girl, and, possessing ringing and pure voice, she is doing a brilliant job with this killing part until the end. Throughout all of the opera, part of Salome is very challenging for a soloist; the final stage is a real apotheosis. Vida Miknevičiūtė showed herself not only as a beautiful singer, but also as an excellent actress…” (, 9 October 2020)

Alexander Krasnov will sing a part of Jochanaan on the domestic stage for the first time. His previous performances took place at Deutsche Oper am Rhein (Dusseldorf, 2020) and at Sydney Opera where his big debut was observed by the press: “Alexander Krasnov radiated a powerful stage presence and his resonant bass voice was awe-inspiring.” (, 8 March 2019).

Leading soloist of theatre Ural Opera Ballet and guest soloist of Mariinsky theatre, singer performs at the Bolshoi as Gyaznoy (The Tsar’s Bride by N. Rimsky-Korsakov) from 2014.