The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert on WRTI
12:20 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

The Philadelphians and Opera Philadelphia on WRTI: Strauss' SALOME, July 6, 1 PM

Lyric dramatic soprano Camilla Nylund speaks with WRTI's Susan Lewis about her experience singing Salome.

This Sunday at 1pm, it’s the fast-paced, one-act opera Salome, among the most important musical works of the 20th century, standing out for its revolutionary use of a large-scale orchestra and virtuosic singers, as much as for its graphic depiction of this deeply psychological tale, performed in a historic, joint production by The Philadelphia Orchestra and Opera Philadelphia. It was the Orchestra’s last concert in May, just before they departed on their China Tour. And it will be the only work on this week's Philadelphia Orchestra In Concert broadcast.

Strauss' brilliant use of the orchestra and soloists are as demanding today as the day Salome premiered. The shocking tale is depicted through a virtuosic score of massive proportions. The Philadelphia Orchestra, and soloists Camilla Nylund, soprano, Birgit Remmert, mezzo-soprano, John Mac Master, tenor, Alan Held, bass-baritone, and Andrew Staples, tenor, offer a rare chance to hear the brilliant Strauss score in full force.  Yannick Nezet-Seguin conducts. Gregg Whiteside is producer and host.

Bass-baritone Alan Held sings the role of John the Baptist in this historic performance - the first collaboration of The Philadelphians and Opera Philadelphia performing Richard Strauss' SALOME.

That's Sunday, July 6 from 1 to 3 pm on WRTI 90.1 FM and online at wrti.org. Don't miss it! This broadcast series is underwritten by Bryn Mawr Trust Wealth Management.

Detailed program notes

PROGRAM:

Richard Strauss: SALOME

Camilla Nyland, soprano

Birgit Remmert, mezzo-soprano

John MacMaster, tenor

Alan Held, bass-baritone

Andrew Staples, tenor

The Philadelphia Orchestra

Yannick Nezet-Seguin, conductor