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Richard Strauss


Richard Strauss, after Oscar Wilde's play in the translation of Hedwig Lachmann


9 December 1905, Dresden (Opernhaus)




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About the opera Salome

Salome is an opera in one act by Richard Strauss to a German libretto by the composer, based on Hedwig Lachmann's German translation of the French play Salomé by Oscar Wilde. Strauss dedicated the opera to his friend Sir Edgar Speyer.
The opera is famous (at the time of its premiere, infamous) for its "Dance of the Seven Veils". It is now better known for the more shocking final scene (often a concert-piece for dramatic sopranos), where Salome declares her love to -- and kisses -- the severed head of John the Baptist.
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Roles in Salome

Herodes Tenor
Herodias Mezzo-Soprano
Salome Soprano
Jochanaan Baritone
Narraboth Tenor
The Page of Herodias Contralto
First Jew Tenor
Second Jew Tenor

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All scenes from Salome

Arias from Salome

Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Ich will deinen Mund küssen!

Opera: SalomeComposer: StraussAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Salome
2Salome komm trink Wein mit mir

Opera: SalomeComposer: StraussAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: German

Roles: Herodes
3Ah! du woltest mich nicht deinen Mund küssen lasse

Opera: SalomeComposer: StraussAct: 1

Type: aria,finaleVoice: sopranoLanguage: German

Roles: Salome
4Tanz der sieben Schleier

Opera: SalomeComposer: StraussAct:

Type: Voice: Language: German