9.12.1905: 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.
Richard Strauss play Salome premiered in Dresden on 9 December 1905. Why did it cause a scandal?
The cast went on strike after two weeks.
The king was played by an actor of mixed race.
The plays open sexuality.
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