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|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.Read more on Wikipedia
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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