Salome, Op. 54, is an opera in one act by Richard Strauss. The libretto is Hedwig Lachmann's German translation of the French play Salomé by Oscar Wilde, edited by the composer. 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". The final scene is frequently heard as a concert-piece for dramatic sopranos.
Performances & Interviews
- Strauss: Salomehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01w63bl.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01w63bl.jpg2014-03-25T10:29:00.000ZHoward Goodall and Suzy Klein discuss Dance of the Seven Veils from Strauss' Salome.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01w63c1
Strauss: SalomeHoward Goodall and Suzy Klein discuss Dance of the Seven Veils from Strauss' Salome.
- Strauss: Salome - Opera Guidehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01wtx1l.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01wtx1l.jpg2014-11-22T19:30:00.000ZA guide to Salome from the Soprano singing for Opera on 3, Nina Stemme, as well as the opera historian Sarah Lenton and Strauss experts.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02cn8pz
Strauss: Salome - Opera GuideA guide to Salome from the Soprano singing for Opera on 3, Nina Stemme, as well as the opera historian Sarah Lenton and Strauss experts.