Tuesday, May 6, 2014 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Opera Philadelphia Conference Room (1420 Locust St., Suite 230, Philadelphia, PA 19102)
Available to Friends at the Contributor level ($100) and above. Reservations required. Email
She may only be mentioned briefly in the bible, but Salome’s infamous erotic dance, request for the head of John the Baptist, and necrophiliac‎ tendencies made her fodder for many artists throughout the centuries. Perhaps no artists relished this controversial subject more than playwright Oscar Wilde and composer Richard Strauss. Join us for a discussion and comparison of Oscar Wilde’s play and Richard Strauss’s opera, led by Michael Bolton, Opera Philadelphia’s Vice President of Community Programs.
May 8 and 10, 2014 | Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Verizon Hall 
Presented by the Philadelphia Orchestra and Opera Philadelphia
FREE for Salome ticketholders on the day of their performance
Ticketholders can warm up for Salome with a pre-curtain lecture one hour before each performance. These free, informal talks will enhance your appreciation of all the operas you see this season. Led by Michael Bolton, Opera Philadelphia’s Vice President of Community Programs.

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.