This Sunday at 1 pm, 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 this past May, just before they departed on their China Tour. And it will be the only work on this week's Philadelphia Orchestra In Concert re-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.
That's Sunday, November 2nd 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.
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