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Andris Nelsons conducts an All Strauss program featuring Marlis Petersen, soprano

Boston Symphony Orchestra

Symphony Hall, Boston, MA

The final program of the 2021–2022 season is the culmination of Andris Nelsons’ and the BSO’s multi-season exploration of Richard Strauss’s music. Soprano Marlis Petersen sings the role of Salome in the psychologically intense final scene of Strauss’s opera, in which Salome, transported by her own sensual power, addresses the decapitated head of John the Baptist. Preceding this chilling scene is the wild and exotic Dance of the Seven Veils, the means by which she seduces her stepfather Herod into promising her John the Baptist’s head on a silver platter. Strauss’s absolute mastery of the orchestra is put to very different use in the tone poem An Alpine Symphony, which musically illustrates nature in all its glory via the climb and descent of a mountain in the Alps.

Headshot of Marlis Petersen

Performance Details

Apr 28, 2022, 8:00pm EDT

Symphony Hall

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