Chicago Symphony Orchestra

James Conlon, Conductor
Patricia Racette, Salome
Wolfgang Schmidt, Herod
Egils Silins, Jochanaan
Gabriele Schnaut, Herodias
Joseph Kaiser, Narraboth
Renée Rapier, The Page
Craig Colclough, First Nazarene, First Soldier
Mark Schowalter, Second Nazarene, Second Jew
Allan Glassman, First Jew, Slave
Adam Klein, Third Jew
Jason Ferrante, Fourth Jew
Evan Boyer, Fifth Jew, Second Soldier, Cappadocian

Saturday, August 2, 2014
4:30 PM
Donor Gates Open
5:00 PM
Public Gates Open
7:30 PM
Concert Starts

For a limited time get Pavilion seats for half off with promo code STRAUSS150.

Tickets: $90/25
Lawn: $10
Ticket & dining package $75 (Promo code DINING)

Dining Package: You can make the concert a complete evening out when you purchase the concert/dining package for $75 per performance. This convenient package comes complete with dinner in the Mirabelle followed by the performance in Pavilion.


R. Strauss:   Salome (in concert)


The centerpiece of Ravinia’s celebration of R. Strauss’s 150th anniversary is his immortal opera Salome, with Patricia Racette giving her first performance in the title role. Based on a play by Oscar Wilde, the opera was deemed “black art” and “too immoral” for a third performance during its Chicago premiere in 1910 on account of the lascivious and now-famed “Dance of the Seven Veils.” James Conlon leads this concert presentation that also features the Ravinia debuts of Gabriele Schnaut, Wolfgang Schmidt and Egils Silins.

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