San Francisco Opera Grand Cinema Series
All three Focus on Opera High-Definition
screenings are sung in Italian with English
subtitles and include a behind-the-scenes
interview at intermission.
The three screenings can be purchased
together now at a discounted rate of $50.
The package is considered a single CYO or
add-on event; series subscription discounts
and benefits do not apply. Individual tickets
for films on sale August 10.
by Richard Strauss
Recorded Fall 2009, 1 hour and 53 minutes
Considered scandalous when it premiered a
century ago with its provocative “Dance of the
Seven Veils,” Richard Strauss’s adaptation of
Oscar Wilde’s play has not lost its ability to shock.
Set in Biblical times, this erotically charged opera
centers on a tangled triangle: the persecuted
John the Baptist, a lecherous King Herod and the
monarch’s pathologically seductive stepdaughter,
Salome. The New York Times says it has “all the
zesty blood lust of a good vampire movie …
bravely and marvelously macabre!” German
soprano Nadja Michael gives a vocally and
physically sensual reading of this amazing
one act opera.