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7:30 PM
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Saturday, August 2, 2014

James Conlon, conductor
Patricia Racette, Salome
Wolfgang Schmidt, Herod
Gabriele Schnaut, Herodias
Egils Silins, Jochanaan
Joseph Kaiser, Narraboth
Renée Rapier, The Page

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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