Mondavi Center Presenting Program

Salome contains nudity and mature themes.

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.

Event Info

When >

Mon • Feb 4, 2013 • 7PM

Seating >

Jackson Hall Standard

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This is a general admission event


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    Barbara K. Jackson