Richard Strauss' 'Salome' at San Diego Opera
enjoyed by MARIA NOCKIN
According to the New Testament which does not mention her name, and the Jewish Antiquities of Flavius Josephus in which she is named, Salome was the daughter of Herodias. Salome is the Greek version of the Hebrew name, Shlomit, which is derived from the word for peace. In 1891, British writer Oscar Wilde wrote a play about the wayward princess in French because British law forbade the depiction of Biblical characters on stage. In 1896, the play was premiered in Paris where it was not overly successful...
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