Salome in Opera and on Film

Salome in Opera and on Film

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.


Location: Billy Wilder Theater
Ticketing: Tickets are required and available at the Box Office one hour before the program. General admission tickets are available one per person on a first come, first served basis following member ticketing. Early arrival is recommended.
Member Benefit: Members receive priority ticketing (until 15 minutes before the program) by skipping the general admission line and can choose their seats, subject to availability.
Parking:  Under the museum, $6 flat rate on weekends. Cash only. 

Food and drink may not be carried into the Billy Wilder Theater. Read our food, bag check, and photo policies.

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.