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1905: “Salome” Scandal in Dresden  
“Salome” was considered both controversial and a great success. Richard Strauss took Oscar Wilde's French-language play, translated it into German and turned it into a great operatic work.

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Richard Strauss play “Salome” premiered in Dresden on 9 December 1905. Why did it cause a scandal?
  The king was played by an actor of mixed race.
  The cast went on strike after two weeks.
  The play’s open sexuality.
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