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Images Of Salome: Eroticism, Horror, And Religion

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Join Dr. John Marciari, Ph.D., Curator of European Art at the San Diego Museum of Art, and Dr. Nicolas Reveles, the Geisel Director of Education and Outreach for San Diego Opera, in an engaging conversation about visual art and its effect on lyric theater.

The biblical story of the cunning princess Salome and the beheading of John the Baptist has inspired a plethora of bloody and suggestive works of art. What ties these pieces together? Why are artists attracted to the juxtaposition of the horrific and the erotic in their works? Are the same artistic impulses to be found in Strauss’s 1905 opera?

Join these two experts in an engaging conversation about visual art and its effect on lyric theatre on January 18, 2012 at the San Diego Museum of Art.

In collaboration with the San Diego Opera’s Community Conversations.

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