Richard Strauss – Salome

Opera in one act Libretto by the composer based on a German translation by Hedwig Lachmann of Oscar Wilde’s play Salome (1893) First performed in the Court Theatre, Dresden, on 9 December 1905 King Herod is inside his palace giving a banquet.  He has had Jokanaan (John the Baptist) captured and imprisoned in a cistern […]

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