A new production of Richard Strauss’s opera of sex, violence and religion.
"Dance Salome, dance for me." At these words, King Herod’s stepdaughter, the sensuous Salome, begins her famous Dance of the Seven Veils to arouse him. In return, she demands the head of John the Baptist on a silver charger; if the religious prophet she desired had refused to kiss her in life, his severed heard will not be able to refuse her lips in death.
Sung in German with English surtitles.
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