Join the Detroit Symphony Orchestra for their last free webcast, and wow, what a way to end the season!
On Sunday, June 5, 2016 at 3 PM EDT (GMT -4) the orchestra will present the opera Salome by Richard Strauss in concert format. Leonard Slatkin will conduct.
See the concert at dso.org/live.
This opera was shocking when it was first performed. It can still be shocking today. It was banned in some cities for a time due to Salome’s dance of the seven veils and her final kiss given to John the Baptist.
To learn more about Strauss, visit the photo-filled richardstrauss.at website. Here is a quick introduction to Salome from Carnegie Hall. Here Alex Ross provides a helpful listening guide. The San Diego Opera has produced a number of videos on Salome, including a video on leitmotifs in Salome, art at the time of the premiere of Salome, and the historical background of the opera.
Image attribution: Dance of the Seven Veils, painting by Armand Point, c 1890 [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:PointArmandDanceOftheSevenVeils.jpg