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09/12/1905 Strauss' opera "Salome" premieres in Dresden

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Salome The Royal Opera Trailer

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Strauss: Salome (Royal Opera House Collection)

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Elsa Dreisig sings "Ah! j'ai baisé ta bouche Iokanaan" (from Richard Strauss' Salome)

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Strauss' Salome: Dance of the seven veils

Salome, Op. 54, 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 for its "Dance of the Seven Veils".
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