Richard Strauss


May 8, 10, 2014 | Verizon Hall
Opera with The Philadelphia Orchestra

A historic collaboration.  A provocative masterpiece.

The Philadelphia Orchestra and Opera Philadelphia will team up for a first-ever collaboration in the 2013-2014 Season—a theatrically-inspired production of Richard Strauss’s compelling and provocative masterpiece, Salome. Two performances only, on Thursday, May 8 and Saturday, May 10, 2014 in the Kimmel Center’s Verizon Hall, will be led by Philadelphia Orchestra Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin!

Celebrate the 150th anniversary of the composer’s birth with a timeless treatment of an age-old, biblical tale, as Verizon Hall is transformed with custom-built staging elements, stylized costumes, theatrical lighting, and innovative design elements. The result is a completely immersive, 4-D concert environment—one that transports the audience into the heart of the action, with the musical score as the driving force. See and hear The Philadelphia Orchestra on stage alongside opera stars Camilla Nylund (Salome), Birgit Remmert (Herodias), John Mac Master (Herod), Alan Held (John the Baptist), and Andrew Staples (Narraboth).


Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
300 S Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Performance Schedule:

Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.

Estimated Running Time:

Approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes with no intermission


Performed in German with English supertitles

These performances are made possible in part by the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Wyncote Foundation, and the Presser Foundation. Additional support has been provided by the William Penn Foundation and the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.

All dates, programs, prices, and artists subject to change. All tickets are subject to availability and additional fees.