Music & Performance Screenings

Salome in Opera and on Film

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Co-presented with the UCLA Department of Music

Inspired by the multi-faceted tale of the biblical figure Salome, this music and cinema event presents works ranging from the avant-garde to high camp and from the scandalous to the sublime. The program includes excerpts from Massenet’s Herodiade and Strauss’s Salome performed live, as well as selections from both the 1923 film Salome starring silent film actress Alla Nazimova and the 1953 version with Charles Laughton as Herod.

In conjunction with A Strange Magic: Gustave Moreau’s Salome.

All Hammer public programs are free and made possible by a major gift from the Dream Fund at UCLA.

Generous support is also provided by Susan Bay Nimoy and Leonard Nimoy, the Simms/Mann Family Foundation, The Brotman Foundation of California, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, and all Hammer members.