Pittsburgh Opera presents Richard Strauss’s Salome
Pittsburgh Opera continues its 78th season with Richard Strauss’s powerful “Salome” at the Benedum Center Nov. 5-13, with the title role being sung by international star soprano Patricia Racette.
First performed in 1905, “Salome” was originally censored in Vienna, banned in London, and even protested in New York. Now, it’s considered a classic.
Based on the play by Oscar Wilde, “Salome” reimagines the biblical story of King Herod, his stepdaughter Salome and John the Baptist - Jochanaan. “Salome” provides one interpretation of why exactly Salome forced Herod to give her John the Baptist’s severed head on a silver platter.
Performances run Nov. 5, 8, 11 and 13.
Tickets start at $12 and can be purchased online at opera.culturaldistrict.org.