This is the company premiere of Richard Strauss’ shocking and ecstatic Salome. From the fevered imaginations of Oscar Wilde and Strauss, this one-act, 100-minute opera shook audiences with its cinematic pacing, voluptuous music and graphic story of Salome’s relentless and unquenchable desire for John the Baptist.
For this milestone, Opera San José will create a dynamic production that blurs boundaries and invites the audience to re-examine the unthinkable.
This classic American tale of two star-crossed lovers and the prejudices that keep them apart bursts with passion, humor, dancing and some of the most memorable music ever written.
An opportunity to see this masterwork as its creators intended, West Side Story will be performed in its original version by classically trained young singers, along with the full sound and impact of the Opera San José Orchestra.