Salome: Richard Strauss' Sultry Biblical Tragedy
So scandalous when it made its Chicago premiere more than a century ago that it was closed for being "black art" deemed "too immoral" for the stage, Salome -- Richard Strauss' operatic adaptation of Oscar Wilde's play -- has not lost its ability to strike a nerve. Set in Biblical times, this erotically charged opera centers on a tangled triangle: the persecuted John the Baptist, a lecherous King Herod and the monarch's pathologically seductive stepdaughter, Salome, played by celebrated soprano Patricia Racette. Featuring the provocative "Dance of the Seven Veils" and a shocking finale, Salome has become a cornerstone of the opera canon. Conductor James Conlon leads this concert presentation that sits at the center of Ravinia's celebration of Strauss' 150th anniversary.
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The last date listed for Salome was Saturday August 2, 2014 / 7:30pm.
Beautiful picnic park w great sound system. But-- picnic means lots and lots of schlepping! Restaurants are either expensive, have long lines, or awkward/no seating. We either eat before and carry wine in and enjoy it on a bench before show or we eat at restaurant in Highland Oark and carry wine in to enjoy on a bench before show. There are also picnic tables in NECorner if we bring food- then enjoy wine on a bench before the show. No schlepping required to enjoy the lovely place.Singer-Songwriter Lyle Lovett & His Large Band dining • Aug 04 2014 star this tip starred
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This performance also features the Ravinia debuts of Gabriele Schnaut, Wolfgang Schmidt and Egils Silins.
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For some, it all starts with a picnic picked up along the way, followed by a hop on the train and greeting your friends at your favorite spot on the lawn. Gradually, day turns into evening, and from the comfort of your perfect lawn spot, it culminates in a great concert by candlelight as you gaze at the stars above.
For others, it's a dinner reservation at one of Ravinia's popular on-site restaurants followed by a casual stroll to the Pavilion, where you go to see and hear the stars on the stage.
Bring your own lavish picnic, treat yourself to an ice cream cone at intermission, or just come as you are and leave the details to them.
Since 1904, Ravinia has been Chicago's "sound of summer," a place where you can meet up with your friends, have a wonderful time and hear some of the greatest music in the world. They've got stars on the stage and stars in the sky, and it's all within your reach. Enjoy!