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Opera Finale: Strauss' Salome

About this Concert:

In his final celebratory performance as Sommerfest Artistic Director, Andrew Litton conducts Richard Strauss’ seductive and shocking opera as an unforgettable end to Sommerfest 2017.

R. STRAUSS
Salome

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Fun Facts:

  • Salome debuted in 1905 and was instantly notorious for two scenes, Salome’s Dance of the Seven Veils, and her unhinged love scene with John the Baptist’s severed head, leading censors in cities around the world to ban Salome for years.
  • Salome is based on the play by the Irishman Oscar Wilde, though Wilde wrote it in French and Strauss had it translated into German for his opera, and later made another version of the libretto back in French. This performance will be sung in German with English supertitles projected above the stage.
  • Patricia Racette came to the rescue at the Metropolitan Opera in December, stepping in at the last minute to sing the title role in Salome, and the Financial Times raved: “The evening belonged to Patricia Racette, who rose to the challenge with gutsy abandon…”
  • Salome is the opera Andrew Litton has long wanted to conduct as a Sommerfest finale.
  • What is an "opera in concert?" Even though it's not a fully-staged production, you can expect a few dramatic elements including theatrical lighting, stage direction, props and even a costume or two.
  • Celebrate closing night of Sommerfest! Join us in the lobby after the opera for a glass of complimentary champagne and a toast for Andrew Litton.

Please note: this performance is approximately 90 minutes and does not have an intermission.

Location Orchestra Hall
1111 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis
MN
55403
http://www.minnesotaorchestra.org
Sommerfest

Opera Finale: Strauss' Salome

Complete Opera in Concert

Tickets

1505281600

1501981200

1537422400

Sat Aug 5 2017 8pm

Strauss

Strauss' Salome

About this Concert:

In his final celebratory performance as Sommerfest Artistic Director, Andrew Litton conducts Richard Strauss’ seductive and shocking opera as an unforgettable end to Sommerfest 2017.

R. STRAUSS
Salome

Read program notes »

Fun Facts:

  • Salome debuted in 1905 and was instantly notorious for two scenes, Salome’s Dance of the Seven Veils, and her unhinged love scene with John the Baptist’s severed head, leading censors in cities around the world to ban Salome for years.
  • Salome is based on the play by the Irishman Oscar Wilde, though Wilde wrote it in French and Strauss had it translated into German for his opera, and later made another version of the libretto back in French. This performance will be sung in German with English supertitles projected above the stage.
  • Patricia Racette came to the rescue at the Metropolitan Opera in December, stepping in at the last minute to sing the title role in Salome, and the Financial Times raved: “The evening belonged to Patricia Racette, who rose to the challenge with gutsy abandon…”
  • Salome is the opera Andrew Litton has long wanted to conduct as a Sommerfest finale.
  • What is an "opera in concert?" Even though it's not a fully-staged production, you can expect a few dramatic elements including theatrical lighting, stage direction, props and even a costume or two.
  • Celebrate closing night of Sommerfest! Join us in the lobby after the opera for a glass of complimentary champagne and a toast for Andrew Litton.

Please note: this performance is approximately 90 minutes and does not have an intermission.

OH+ Concert activities on Saturday August 5 / see all upcoming OH+ events

$5 Early Happy Hour

$5 Early Happy Hour

When: 6-7pm
Where: All lobby and patio bars
Cheers! All wine, beer and Sommerfest Craft Cocktails are just $5 during the first hour that our lobby is open.

Chris Lomheim

Free Music: Chris Lomheim

When: 6-7:45pm
Where: Target Atrium
Relax and enjoy Chris Lomheim on the piano. No ticket required! Free and open to the public.

Play, Explore, Enjoy!

Play, Explore, Enjoy!

When: Pre- and Post-concert
Where: Throughout Orchestra Hall
It's all about fun and games this year. Challenge your friends to a giant game of Scrabble or chess, play the smartphone augmented reality scavenger hunt to find Osmo Vänskä, experience the USS Enterprise in virtual reality, listen to vinyl records and more! Details »

Minnesota Orchestra Band

Free Music: The Minnesota Orchestra Band

When: 10-11pm
Where: Target Atrium
Enjoy music by MOB, a group of Minnesota Orchestra musicians and like-minded friends who picked up new instruments to form a rock band. No ticket required! Free and open to the public.