With its bizarre brew of eroticism and religion, Richard Strauss’ “Salome” was so disturbing when it first appeared that it was banned in Vienna and London. Today, it’s lost none of its power to send shivers through the audience, and this production eerily captures all the depravity of King Herod’s court in ancient Jerusalem. Starring as the princess who’s sexually charged dance leads straight to her own destruction is Melody Moore, the dynamic soprano who has electrified the operas of Janácek, Wagner, and Puccini.
Each program is accompanied by a pre-show lecture an hour before curtain with a talk-back session immediately following the performance.
Join Justin Moss, one of Florida Grand Opera’s leading opera experts, for a witty, captivating, and always entertaining preview one hour prior to the performance. Not only will you learn about the plot of the opera, you’ll also hear entertaining stories and backstage gossip that is part of any opera.
Opera Talk Backs
Join us after this performance for an informative Q&A session hosted by Florida Grand Opera’s General Director, Susan T. Danis, and members of the senior artistic staff. Ask questions about the opera and get some insight behind the scenes about how the production came together. This free event will be an open forum to ask your questions and be a part of the discussion.