Salome


This was written in 1905, based on the poem by Oscar Wilde.  But how could the erotic and passionate tale of the Princess Salome fail to seize an audience? This dramatic Opera inspires a mood of restless lust and decadence, and the tension between the central characters is exhilarating. The opera was seen as shocking as the beautiful young princ...


This was written in 1905, based on the poem by Oscar Wilde.  But how could the erotic and passionate tale of the Princess Salome fail to seize an audience? This dramatic Opera inspires a mood of restless lust and decadence, and the tension between the central characters is exhilarating. The opera was seen as shocking as the beautiful young princess seduces her step father and demands the head of John the Baptist on a platter and yet the controversy it caused has simply made it more popular and guaranteed its status as a classic.

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