Opera & Literature Series： Richard Strauss’s Salome
Based on the tragedy by Oscar Wilde
Talk illustrated with music by Shee Vá and Frederico Rato
Rui Cunha Foundation Gallery
Continuing our conversations with music illustrations on the series ” Literature and Opera”, September will bring a celebration. Richard Strauss ‘ 150 anniversary needs to be commemorate in Macau.
In 1905, Richard Strauss produced Salome based on Oscar Wilde’s play named Salome. The play tell us a Biblical story about a young princess who demands the head of John the Baptist on a silver charger after he rejects her love. In a short period of time a cast little girl turned into a lascivious and decadent woman. Richard Strauss created a modernist opera, which produced a passionate reaction from audiences since its first run till the present. Salome´s Dance of the Seven Veils and her final monologue will be highlighted in this presentation.